In 1990 came the Trafalgar Square poll tax riots.
“No poll tax, no poll tax” “Police [?] on horse back now riding up through Trafalgar Square, and people are throwing sticks and stones and bottles at them. They’re galloping through. In a line.”
For Class War, those who took part in the violence were working class heroes. For [?] the enemy is the ruling class, anyone with enough money or property not to need to work. The Class War paper encourages attacks on rich people who move into traditional working class areas.
“The developers say that these developments are bringing money into the area, so people think we’ll have some of this money, we’ll go and take it off the bastards who are moving in. So when they see someone, you know, umm guzzling Indonesian sea-weed in the local brasserie and their scrapping together money for a pint of Melvin; they quite rightly say, let’s have a bit of ah redistribution of the wealth in the here and now not in some visionary socialist society in the future.”