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Defiance: Fighting the Far Right Series Final, 10 April 2024, Channel 4

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In the third and final episode of Defiance: Fighting the Far Right, airing on Channel 4 on Wednesday, April 10, viewers will witness the culmination of British Asians’ extraordinary fight against far-right violence and murder during the turbulent period from 1976 to 1981. This powerful series concludes with a focus on the violent events of July 1981 and the community’s unwavering pursuit of justice.

In Walthamstow, the episode recounts the tragic arson attack on Mrs. Parveen Khan and her children, who lose their lives in a horrific crime fueled by racial hatred. Meanwhile, in Southall, hundreds of far-right skinheads descend on the Hambrough Tavern, leading to a clash with the Southall Youth Movement and the pub being burned down.

The situation in Bradford is equally tense, with rumours of an imminent National Front attack prompting a group of young people to stockpile petrol bombs. However, their actions result in arrest and conspiracy charges, leaving them facing potential life imprisonment. Their defence rests on convincing a jury that the petrol bombs were meant for self-defence against a perceived far-right assault on their community.

The trial becomes a pivotal moment for British Asian communities, uniting under the rallying call “Self-defence is no offence.” The outcome of the trial has a profound impact on the country, highlighting the power of unity and the pursuit of justice in the face of racism and violence.

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Defiance: Fighting the Far Right concludes with a powerful message of resilience, courage, and the ability of communities to effect change. It is a testament to the strength of those who dared to stand up against racism and fight for their rights.

Defiance: Fighting the Far Right airs on Channel 4 at 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday 10 April, 2024.


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