GREAT BRITAIN: Hotting Hill Nights

Fortnight ago, when Britain suffered its first race riots (TiME, Sept. 8), most Britons were inclined to dismiss them as a shocking but temporary aberration. Last week, in shame and humiliation, Englishmen learned that racism had become part of the British way of life.

Every night last week—except twice when it rained—the mobs surged through London's seedy Netting Hill and Paddington districts. In Latimer Road, Soapboxer Jeffrey Hamm roared that Fascist Sir Oswald Mosley's Union Movement had warned five years ago that racial flare-ups would result from the government's "open-door" policy to...

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