More than 10,000 people sign new Orgreave petition

More than 10,000 people have signed a new petition demanding an Orgreave inquiry for truth and justice.

You can join them here.

A statement from the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign’s Joe Rollin said: “On October 21 2016, the Tory Home Secretary, Amber Rudd announced in Parliament there would be no Orgreave inquiry of any kind.

“The unacceptable reasons she gave were that it was too long ago, nobody died, there were no miscarriages of justice, policing had improved since 1984 so the police had nothing new to learn and that it wasn’t in the public interest to hold any kind of inquiry.

“We believe she did not examine relevant evidence and prevented an inquiry to protect the legacy of the 1984/5 Tory government. Today’s Tory government is still preventing an Orgreave Inquiry.

“Government involvement in the 1984/5 Miners’ Strike, police brutality against strikers, wrongful arrests of miners, falsified police statements, police lying under oath in court and media smears which deliberately created a false narrative against strikers, are some of the reasons why it is in the public interest to hold an inquiry.”

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