On 4 June 1976 an 18 year-old Sikh schoolboy, Gurdip Singh Chaggarwas, was fatally stabbed in a racist attack outside the Dominion theatre in Southall, London. When one passerby asked a police officer who had been killed, he responded “just an Asian”. His murder triggered riots in the area, and prompted local Asian and black youths to form the Southall Youth Movement, which took the fight to racists in the streets. More info in this account of Asians’ struggles against racism in the UK: https://libcom.org/library/politics-britains-asian-youth-movements-anandi-ramamurthy

Gurdip Singh Chaggarwas murdered

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