“Following the New Cross Fire and march, and after several years of balatant provocation by the British State and the far right, African (black) youth finally reached boiling point. Starting in Brixton in south London, the summer of 1981 saw urban rebellions break out in inner city areas across the country. This level of militancy continued through the 1980s.”
snippet from The Windrush Years, a documentary on black life in England. relevant.