AUTONOMY NOW! presents: ‘Stopping the Poll Tax: 30 Years On’ with Martin Lux and Alex Hodson ***RELOCATED***
Tuesday March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
**This event is no longer taking place at Housmans but the organisers hope to host it at an alternative venue – please visit the Autonomy Now website for updates**
Join us on the 30th anniversary of the Poll Tax riot which helped drive out Margaret Thatcher from power.
Find out about the crucial local level campaigning work that led up to the crunch point of the riot, and how a combination of Police provocation and government incompetence helped turn a popular mass demonstration into a full-scale battle which spilled out across the West End, leading to the downfall of one of the UK’s longest-serving and most authoritarian Prime Ministers.
Speakers include Martin Lux of Red and Black TV, Alex Hodson of Past Tense, plus another guest tba. Martin and Alex observed the tumultuous day close-up. Alex was also involved with the Trafalgar Square Defendants Campaign and the Poll Tax prisoners group.