Great Britain: A Foolish Display

For three days London's genteel West End looked like a battlefield. Near Buckingham Palace, squads of police grappled with leather-jacketed toughs, while chauffeured Bentleys delicately inched their way through. Wild-eyed girls with straggly black hair and blue-jeaned boys with golden tresses were frog-walked into paddy wagons. Some 200 people were jailed. Taking advantage of the chaos, a six-man gang waylaid the Dowager Duchess of Northumberland, sped off in a white Jaguar with her jewels, worth $200,000. Most shocking of all, for the first time in her eleven-year reign, Queen Elizabeth II...

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