2001 Bradford riots

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The Bradford Riots were a short but intense period of rioting which began on 7 July 2001, in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. It was a result of heightened tension between the large and growing ethnic minority communities and the city's white majority, stoked by confrontation between the Anti-Nazi League and far right groups such as the British National Party and the National Front.[1][2] Similar race riots had occurred earlier in May in Oldham and in June in Burnley other parts of northern England.[3]

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  1. CNN:Far-right accused over UK riots
  2. CNN:Race riots not new to Britain
  3. Bagguley, P. and Hussain, Y. (2008) Riotous Citizens: ethnic conflict in multicultural Britain, Aldershot, Ashgate.