Photos from the Archive: Police “create fear”, “disperse and/or incapacitate” Orgreave #minersstrike 30 years ago #MinersStrike30

June 16, 2014
Pickets push police lines and pull at the long sheilds, Miners' Strike, Orgreave Coke works, South Yorksire © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets push police lines and pull at the long sheilds, Miners’ Strike, Orgreave Coke works, South Yorksire
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Picket holding a placard: Turn Orgreave into Saltley (gates) as mounted officers get ready to charge the mass picket. Orgreave. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Picket holding a placard: Turn Orgreave into Saltley (gates) as mounted officers get ready to charge the mass picket. Orgreave.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets run as the police line opens to let mounted officers charge the mass picket. Orgreave. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.c

Pickets run as the police line opens to let mounted officers charge the mass picket. Orgreave.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.c

Riot police with batons drawn advacne towards miners during Violent clashes between miners and riot police officers on the picket lines at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners' strike. Photographer, John Sturrock, can be seen standing on the wall to mid-right of the photograph. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Riot police with batons drawn advacne towards miners during Violent clashes between miners and riot police officers on the picket lines at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners’ strike. Photographer, John Sturrock, can be seen standing on the wall to mid-right of the photograph.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police short sheild snatch squad attack pickets. Violent clashes between miners and riot police officers on the picket lines at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners' strike  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police short sheild snatch squad attack pickets. Violent clashes between miners and riot police officers on the picket lines at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners’ strike
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police short sheild snatch squad attack pickets. Violent clashes between miners and riot police officers on the picket lines at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners' strike  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police short sheild snatch squad attack pickets. Violent clashes between miners and riot police officers on the picket lines at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners’ strike
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police short sheild snatch squad attack pickets. Violent clashes between miners and riot police officers on the picket lines at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners' strike  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police short sheild snatch squad attack pickets. Violent clashes between miners and riot police officers on the picket lines at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners’ strike
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Riot police on horseback chase lone, bare-chested, striking miner at the Battle of Orgreave - a violent confrontation between police and picketing miners at the coking plant in South Yorkshire. The picket has retained his cigarette. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Riot police on horseback chase lone, bare-chested, striking miner at the Battle of Orgreave – a violent confrontation between police and picketing miners at the coking plant in South Yorkshire. The picket has retained his cigarette.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Mounted Police attack mass picket of striking miners. Orgreave coke works  Miner's strike, Sheffield South Yorkshire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Mounted Police attack mass picket of striking miners. Orgreave coke works Miner’s strike, Sheffield South Yorkshire
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

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Senior police officer attacking a picket guarding his car. The attempt to prosecute the miner for riot collapsed. The rest of the unit are right behind the photographer. Orgreave coking plant  Miner's strike Sheffield South Yorkshire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Senior police officer attacking a picket guarding his car. The attempt to prosecute the miner for riot collapsed. The rest of the unit are right behind the photographer. Orgreave coking plant Miner’s strike Sheffield South Yorkshire
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

As Lesley Boulton shouts for an ambulance an older miner is cared for by another picket after being injured on the picket line during violent clashes between miners and riot police officers on the picket lines at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners' strike. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

As Lesley Boulton shouts for an ambulance an older miner is cared for by another picket after being injured on the picket line during violent clashes between miners and riot police officers on the picket lines at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners’ strike.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Mounted police attack Lesley Boulton, a women from WAPC as she shouts for an ambulance for a badly injured miner at her feet. Orgreave coke works mass picket, Miner's strike Sheffield South Yorkshire  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Mounted police attack Lesley Boulton, a women from WAPC as she shouts for an ambulance for a badly injured miner at her feet. Orgreave coke works mass picket, Miner’s strike Sheffield South Yorkshire
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Lesley is pulled back and the baton misses. Mounted police attack Lesley Boulton, a women from WAPC as she shouts for an ambulance for a badly injured miner at her feet. Orgreave coke works mass picket, Miner's strike Sheffield South Yorkshire  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Lesley is pulled back and the baton misses. Mounted police attack Lesley Boulton, a women from WAPC as she shouts for an ambulance for a badly injured miner at her feet. Orgreave coke works mass picket, Miner’s strike Sheffield South Yorkshire
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners create burning barricades to try and prevent further attack from riot officers on horseback after violent clashes between miners and riot police officers on the picket lines at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners' strike. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners create burning barricades to try and prevent further attack from riot officers on horseback after violent clashes between miners and riot police officers on the picket lines at the Orgreave coking plant during the miners’ strike.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets at Orgreave leave staves in the road before withdrawing. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets at Orgreave leave staves in the road before withdrawing.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Tony Clements, Assistant Chief Commissioner of South Yorkshire Police, talking to radio and newspaper journalists after police officers clash on the picket lines with striking NUM pickets, Orgreave  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Tony Clements, Assistant Chief Commissioner of South Yorkshire Police, talking to radio and newspaper journalists after police officers clash on the picket lines with striking NUM pickets, Orgreave
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

The front page of Labour Weekly June 22, 1984 and their coverage of the Battle of Orgreave during the miners strike. The Labour Party had its own newspaper, staff journalist Joy Copley he has an article “go in and hit them hard" about the policing and an extended caption of the picture of Leslie Bolton “she was only trying to help...." © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

The front page of Labour Weekly June 22, 1984 and their coverage of the Battle of Orgreave during the miners strike. The Labour Party had its own newspaper, staff journalist Joy Copley he has an article “go in and hit them hard” about the policing and an extended caption of the picture of Leslie Bolton “she was only trying to help….”
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk