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A Fair Degree of Force?
In Autumn 1981, Britain's
Chief Constables drew up a secret manual for dealing with public disorder. In March hundreds of Manchester students found themselves on the receiving end of the new tactics when they demonstrated against the Home Secretary.
What happened has become the subject of two inquiries into police behaviour.
Gerry Northam asks whether new paramilitary tactics are being used against crowds, regardless of whether they are rioters or non-violent protestors.
Assistant producer su CARROLL Producer ROB ROHRER Editor COUN ADAMS BBC Manchester
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