Monday, June 01, 2015

30 years ago today- Battle of Beanfield

Lest we forget. 30 years ago today the
Battle of the Beanfield took place over several hours on the afternoon
of Saturday 1 June 1985 when Wiltshire Police prevented a vehicle convoy
of several hundred new age travellers, known as "The Convoy" and
referred to in the media as the "Peace Convoy" from setting up at the
11th Stonehenge Free Festival at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England

"Basically the police were extremely violent and beat up men and women
with children." The whole reason that the government was so eager to
stop the festival was the law which stated that "after 12 years of
gathering in the same place of celebration a national event
automatically came into being" and as a national event they would have
been unable to prevent it from occurring again in the future".

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