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Confrontation between riot police and picketers at the Orgreave Coke Works, South Yorkshire.

June 18, 1984: Battle of Orgreave sees violent clashes between striking miners and police

123 people were injured and 90 arrests made when police and striking miners clashed at the Orgreave coking plant in the biggest flashpoint of the miners' strike.

 
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