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Plaque Ceremony and Candlelit Vigil at Southall Town Hall

Thu 18 Apr 2019
Please come and join us on 23rd and 27th April in memory of Gurdip Singh Chaggar and Blair Peach.

Blair Peach, an anti-racist schoolteacher, was killed on 23rd April 1979 by the Metropolitan Police’s Special Patrol Group during a peaceful anti National Front demonstration.

Gurdip Singh Chaggar was an innocent victim of a racially motivated attack on 4 June 1976.

Please come and join us in memory of Gurdip Singh Chaggar and Blair Peach at Southall Town hall from from 4pm to 7pm,

The programme for Tuesday 23rd April 1979 is as follows:

4pm FILM SHOW - showing of BBC Documentary Southall on Trial made in August 1979 by community activists on the events on April 1979. This part is not open to the general public, only pre-booked individuals.

5PM : PLAQUE CEREMONY: The three plaques to be unveiled are dedicated to Blair Peach, Gurdip Singh Chaggar and People’s Unite Musicians Cooperative.

These will be installed outside Southall Town Hall with statements from Celia Stubbs (widow of Blair Peach), Karamjit Chaggar (brother of Gurdip Singh Chaggar), Clarence Baker (ex Manager of Misty in Roots and founder of People Unite Musicians Cooperative), Gareth Pierce (Human Rights lawyer who defended some of the people arrested in 1979) and Cllr Julian Bell (Leader of LBE).

5.30pm: Vigil outside Southall Town Hall followed by a vigil at the corner of Beachcroft Avenue & Orchard Avenue where Blair Peach was assaulted. There will short statements at this spot from Amanda Leon and Jo Lang, both of whom were friends of Blair Peach and were with him on the fateful day.

Saturday 27th April 2019 – Procession March for Unity Against Racism – Assemble at 2pm (Dominion Road, Southall), 4pm - Rally (outside Southall Town Hall with national and local speakers (to be announced shortly).

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