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Make Some Noise For Orgreave protest at Home Office calling for public inquiry into policing at Orgreave during the MIners Strike and release of all state documents relating to the dispute  © Stefano Cagnoni/reportdigital.co.uk

Make Some Noise For Orgreave protest at Home Office calling for public inquiry into policing at Orgreave during the MIners Strike and release of all state documents relating to the dispute
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Police mounted on horseback attack Lesley Boulton from miners women's support group WAPC. Battle of Orgreave, Orgreave coke works mass picket, Miner's strike Sheffield South Yorkshire  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police mounted on horseback attack Lesley Boulton from miners women’s support group WAPC. Battle of Orgreave, Orgreave coke works mass picket, Miner’s strike Sheffield South Yorkshire
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The Miners' Stirke: Police in Armthorpe with batons at the ready, searching for striking miners, Yorkshire  © NLA/reportdigital.co.uk

The Miners’ Stirke: Police in Armthorpe with batons at the ready, searching for striking miners, Yorkshire
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Tosh MacDonald, ASLEF speaking to campaigners and supporters at an rally to mark the 31st anniversary of the battle of Orgreave which took place during the 1984- 1985 miners strike. Activists and victims are demanding a public enquirey into the abuse of police powers that took place. The IPCC recently said they would not be investigating the battle of Orgreave. Orgreave, Sheffield.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Tosh MacDonald, ASLEF speaking to campaigners and supporters at an rally to mark the 31st anniversary of the battle of Orgreave which took place during the 1984- 1985 miners strike. Activists and victims are demanding a public enquirey into the abuse of police powers that took place. The IPCC recently said they would not be investigating the battle of Orgreave. Orgreave, Sheffield.
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I did not scab and proud of it! An ex miner from Maltby who was beaten during the battle of orgreave. Campaigners and supporters at an rally to mark the 31st anniversary of the battle of Orgreave which took place during the 1984- 1985 miners strike. Activists and victims are demanding a public enquirey into the abuse of police powers that took place. The IPCC recently said they would not be investigating the battle of Orgreave. Orgreave, Sheffield.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

I did not scab and proud of it! An ex miner from Maltby who was beaten during the battle of orgreave. Campaigners and supporters at an rally to mark the 31st anniversary of the battle of Orgreave which took place during the 1984- 1985 miners strike. Activists and victims are demanding a public enquirey into the abuse of police powers that took place. The IPCC recently said they would not be investigating the battle of Orgreave. Orgreave, Sheffield.
© Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Barbara Jackson – OTJC speaking to Campaigners and supporters at an rally to mark the 31st anniversary of the battle of Orgreave which took place during the 1984- 1985 miners strike. Activists and victims are demanding a public enquirey into the abuse of police powers that took place. The IPCC recently said they would not be investigating the battle of Orgreave. Orgreave, Sheffield.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Barbara Jackson – OTJC speaking to Campaigners and supporters at an rally to mark the 31st anniversary of the battle of Orgreave which took place during the 1984- 1985 miners strike. Activists and victims are demanding a public enquirey into the abuse of police powers that took place. The IPCC recently said they would not be investigating the battle of Orgreave. Orgreave, Sheffield.
© Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Campaigners and supporters at an rally to mark the 31st anniversary of the battle of Orgreave which took place during the 1984- 1985 miners strike. Activists and victims are demanding a public enquirey into the abuse of police powers that took place. The IPCC recently said they would not be investigating the battle of Orgreave. Orgreave, Sheffield.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Campaigners and supporters at an rally to mark the 31st anniversary of the battle of Orgreave which took place during the 1984- 1985 miners strike. Activists and victims are demanding a public enquirey into the abuse of police powers that took place. The IPCC recently said they would not be investigating the battle of Orgreave. Orgreave, Sheffield.
© Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Campaigners and supporters at an rally to mark the 31st anniversary of the battle of Orgreave which took place during the 1984- 1985 miners strike. Activists and victims are demanding a public enquirey into the abuse of police powers that took place. The IPCC recently said they would not be investigating the battle of Orgreave. Orgreave, Sheffield.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Campaigners and supporters at an rally to mark the 31st anniversary of the battle of Orgreave which took place during the 1984- 1985 miners strike. Activists and victims are demanding a public enquirey into the abuse of police powers that took place. The IPCC recently said they would not be investigating the battle of Orgreave. Orgreave, Sheffield.
© Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Campaigners and supporters rally to mark the 31st anniversary of the battle of Orgreave which took place during the 1984- 1985 miners strike. Activists and victims are demanding a public enquiry into the abuse of police powers that took place. The IPCC recently said they would not be investigating the battle of Orgreave. Orgreave, Sheffield.  © Connor Matheson/reportdigital.co.uk

Campaigners and supporters rally to mark the 31st anniversary of the battle of Orgreave which took place during the 1984- 1985 miners strike. Activists and victims are demanding a public enquiry into the abuse of police powers that took place. The IPCC recently said they would not be investigating the battle of Orgreave. Orgreave, Sheffield.
© Connor Matheson/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

Pickets push police lines and pull at the long sheilds, Miners’ Strike, Orgreave Coke works, South Yorksire
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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

Striking miners injured and arrested during a mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant during the miners' strike of 1984-85. © John Harris- reportdigital.co.uk

Striking miners injured and arrested during a mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant during the miners’ strike of 1984-85.
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Police arrest miners, Orgreave Coke works, Yorkshire © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police arrest miners, Orgreave Coke works, Yorkshire
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Arthur Scargill NUM addressing striking miners at first mass picket of the BSC Orgreave coking plant, South Yorkshire © Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Arthur Scargill NUM addressing striking miners at first mass picket of the BSC Orgreave coking plant, South Yorkshire
© Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Police use riot gear for the first time in a strike. Miners mass picket as a convoy of coke lorries leave the plant for Scunthorp steelworks. Steel workers who have walked out in solidarity look on. Orgreave coke works,  Miner's strike Sheffield, South Yorkshire  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police use riot gear for the first time in a strike. Miners mass picket as a convoy of coke lorries leave the plant for Scunthorp steelworks. Steel workers who have walked out in solidarity look on. Orgreave coke works, Miner’s strike Sheffield, South Yorkshire
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Massed ranks of uniformed and riot police police officers prevent striking miners from picketing a convoy of delivery lorries, seen leaving the plant in the background, during a mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant during the miners' strike. © John Harris- reportdigital.co.uk

Massed ranks of uniformed and riot police police officers prevent striking miners from picketing a convoy of delivery lorries, seen leaving the plant in the background, during a mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant during the miners’ strike.
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Mounted police waiting to attack, Orgreave Mass picket,  Miners Strike.  © John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Mounted police waiting to attack, Orgreave Mass picket, Miners Strike.
© John Sturrock (reportdigital.co.uk)

Miners flee from riot officers on horseback during a mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant,  miners' strike. © John Harris- reportdigital.co.uk

Miners flee from riot officers on horseback during a mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant, miners’ strike.
© John Harris- reportdigital.co.uk

Police officers charge striking miners, mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant, miners' strike, Yorkshire. © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police officers charge striking miners, mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant, miners’ strike, Yorkshire.
© John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police surround picketing miners as a convoy of coke lorries leave the plant for Scunthorp steelworks. Orgreave coke works  Miner's strike Sheffield South Yorkshire  © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Police surround picketing miners as a convoy of coke lorries leave the plant for Scunthorp steelworks. Orgreave coke works Miner’s strike Sheffield South Yorkshire
© John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

First battle of Orgreave. Police use aggressive action and overwhelming force to prevent pickets reaching the coke works © Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

First battle of Orgreave. Police use aggressive action and overwhelming force to prevent pickets reaching the coke works
© Peter Arkell/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners strike, Orgreave picket being attacked by mounted officers. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Miners strike, Orgreave picket being attacked by mounted officers.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Police arresting Arthur Scargill NUM leader at the Orgreave coking works picket during miners strike Sheffield  © John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Police arresting Arthur Scargill NUM leader at the Orgreave coking works picket during miners strike Sheffield
© John Harris (reportdigital.co.uk)

Police dog and picket, mass picket at Orgreave cokeworks, Miners' Strike. © John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Police dog and picket, mass picket at Orgreave cokeworks, Miners’ Strike.
© John Sturrock/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets carrying a telegraph pole try to block the road to impead police charges by mounted and short shield riot police. Mass picket, Orgreave coke works, Yorkshire  © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Pickets carrying a telegraph pole try to block the road to impead police charges by mounted and short shield riot police. Mass picket, Orgreave coke works, Yorkshire
© John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Police rest on their riot shields behind an overturned cabin after charging into a mass picket of striking miners. Orgreave coke works  Miner's strike South Yorkshire  © John Harris/reportdigital.co.uk

Police rest on their riot shields behind an overturned cabin after charging into a mass picket of striking miners. Orgreave coke works Miner’s strike South Yorkshire
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Uniformed police officers applaud riot officers as they return from their duties at a mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant during the miners' strike of 1984-85. © John Harris- reportdigital.co.uk

Uniformed police officers applaud riot officers as they return from their duties at a mass picket of the Orgreave coking plant during the miners’ strike of 1984-85.
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Police leading a convoy of lorries bring coke from  Orgreave Coking works in Yorkshire to BSC Scunthorpe. M1 Yorkshire © John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Police leading a convoy of lorries bring coke from Orgreave Coking works in Yorkshire to BSC Scunthorpe. M1 Yorkshire
© John Harris/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

23 3-ton trucks Trucks laden with £100,000 worth of food and goods donated by various trade unions (NGA, SOGAT, USDAW, AUEW, TASS, TGWU), on route from London destined for Barnsley for the miners and their communities, the miners' strike © John Smith/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

23 3-ton trucks Trucks laden with £100,000 worth of food and goods donated by various trade unions (NGA, SOGAT, USDAW, AUEW, TASS, TGWU), on route from London destined for Barnsley for the miners and their communities, the miners’ strike
© John Smith/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Kent miners occupy the headquarters of the National Coal Board (NCB) during the Miners' strike, London © Stefano Cagnoni/Report Archive/reportdigital.co.uk

Kent miners occupy the headquarters of the National Coal Board (NCB) during the Miners’ strike, London
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