Are you in our picture gallery to mark anniversary of the 'Battle of Orgreave'?

The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign are holding an online rally this year to commemorate the 36th anniversary of the famous flashpoint in the 1984-5 miners’ strike.

Wednesday, 17th June 2020, 3:17 pm
The 1984 Battle of Orgreave is one of the best-known flashpoints of the miners' strike, and is still a major focus of controversy over policing methods against NUM pickets
The 1984 Battle of Orgreave is one of the best-known flashpoints of the miners' strike, and is still a major focus of controversy over policing methods against NUM pickets

Usually the rally takes place near the site of the former British Coal coking plant near Rotherham to commemorate the mass picket of June 18, 1984 which was called by striking miners and repeat the campaign’s call for an independent inquiry into violent policing on the day.

The event will be live-streamed via the campaign’s Facebook page, starting at 1pm on Saturday, June 20.

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Riot police line up at Orgreave
Pickets and mounted police at Orgreave
Last year's march to mark the 35th anniversary of the Battle of Orgreave
Lines of police moving forward
Riot police and pickets at Orgreave
A picket is led away by riot police
NUM leader Arthur Scargill receives treatment from ambulancemen after sustaining injuries at Orgreave
An injured picket is assisted by two of his friends
Lull after the storm as lorries go unhindered into Orgreave on July 9, 1984
The Orgreave opencast site in 1990
A band on the march to mark the 35th anniversary of the Battle of Orgreave last year
NUM banners on last year's march
Sheffield Labour politician and Orgreave campaigner Chris Peace speaking at last year's event