On saturday, May 1, 1999
, a nail bomb
ripped through the Admiral Duncan
, a gay
pub in Old Compton St
. in the west end of London
killing two people and injuring more than eighty.
This followed two other blasts in Brick Lane
, a predominantly asian area, and Brixton
, a predominantly black area.
A man called David Copeland
was arrested for the bombings
. He was not a member of any extremist
group, although, sadly enough, other extremist groups were claiming responsibility for the bombings, namely the White Wolves
His motivations are alleged by some to have been xenophobic
, implying that he hated the changing faces of England's ethnic and cultural mixes
, seeing them as an invasion.
Shortly after this, "You can't kill us all
", poster campaign
started in Soho