Margaret Thatcher on the Urban Riots of 1981

On the Urban Riots of 1981
Ethnic minorities – who were upset about racial profiling, the strains of immigration, relocation of housing into state controlled residential zones and cultural clashing – rioted through the summer of 1981. Thatcher resolved to protect the police at all costs. Her concern was centrally on police equipment and protection. Brixton was the centre of this violence. She rbelives that these people were lazy and had not taken ownership of their own lives having been dependent a state socialism. Thatcher resolved to provide programs in her 2nd and 3rd terms but recognized soccer hooliganism was an increased trend in the past few decades.