New Cross Massacre: 40 years on, still nothing said

Running Time: 5mins 36secs

It is now 40 years since 20,000 people from black communities marched to demand justice over the New Cross Massacre, when 13 teenagers died in a fire at 16 year old Yvonne Ruddock’s birthday party.

Anti-racist activist Lucie Scott explains why a public inquiry is needed, and how, far from offering condolences and a proper investigation, the state and the police unleashed Operation Swamp – which led to uprisings all over the country.

40 years on, institutional racism is just as bad. 13 dead – still nothing said.