Rally at plant site to mark anniversary of ‘battle’

Embargoed to 0001 Monday March 2''File photo dated 04/06/84 of a member of the picket inspecting the police outside the Orgreave Coking plant near Rotherham during the miners' dispute, as the miners' strike started in Yorkshire in early March 1984 and within days half the country's mineworkers had walked out in protest at pit closures. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday March 2, 2015. The dispute rapidly escalated, with 8,000 police officers drafted into Nottinghamshire, the county which became one of the fiercest battlegrounds as some miners continued to work, arguing there should have been a ballot. See PA story INDUSTRY Miners Background. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
Embargoed to 0001 Monday March 2''File photo dated 04/06/84 of a member of the picket inspecting the police outside the Orgreave Coking plant near Rotherham during the miners' dispute, as the miners' strike started in Yorkshire in early March 1984 and within days half the country's mineworkers had walked out in protest at pit closures. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday March 2, 2015. The dispute rapidly escalated, with 8,000 police officers drafted into Nottinghamshire, the county which became one of the fiercest battlegrounds as some miners continued to work, arguing there should have been a ballot. See PA story INDUSTRY Miners Background. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
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A rally is being held at the former Orgreave coking plant on the Rotherham-Sheffield border this evening to commemorate the ‘Battle of Orgreave’.

On June 18, 1984, 95 pickets at Orgreave during the national miners’ strike were arrested.

Tonight’s event, at 5.30pm on Highfield Lane, was also due to be a protest against the IPCC decision not to investigate alleged police misconduct in the incident.