In 1985, police raided the home of Cherry Groce, looking for her son Michael. During the course of the raid, Cherry was and left paralysed from the waist down. The streets answered.
Four decades on, with the ripples of 2020’s Black Lives Matter marches still being felt, our chair, deputy opinion editor, Joseph Harker, with author and lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, Alex Wheatle, 1980s Lambeth council leader Linda Bellos, and co-founder All Black Lives UK, Natasha Johnson will be marking the anniversary of a moment of fundamental change for Black protest, exploring its evolution through the past 40 years to today and ask, what next in the struggle for equality?
It gradually dawned on the family that the man with the gun was not an armed burglar but a police officer. The scene became hellish.