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More on last night, according to the #SouthWalesEcho 🔊:

1. Crowds numbering thousands gathered on St. Mary St, Custom House, The Hayes, and ‘the top end of Bute-road’. This area of town was cordoned off ⚠️, and only business-owners were allowed to pass.
2. ‘The police were in strong force at all the danger points particularly at the entrances in the quarter where negroes reside’

That’s really cool?
3. Much of this crowd was obviously out for blood, trying to push into Butetown, but the Echo also says ‘there were 1000s of others, including 💃 and 👦🏼, who mingled in the crowd out of sheer curiosity’
4. ALSO, two of the people leading this anti-immigration march last night were Australian soldiers?
5. The two Australian soldiers ran past the police down Hope Street towards Butetown, loud as hell, with hundreds behind them.
6. Luckily they were met by some men on horses coming up Crichton, sending them back towards the police👮🏻‍♂️on Customhouse St.
7. Shortly before 9pm there was a racket on Wood St. and all the assholes ran that way because they thought there were more bme people to beat up, innit?

Actually, a man had ‘knocked down his wife’
8. and some shutters got knocked down and some dude picked them up and got arrested for theft? Things kicked off near the Royal Hotel, the crowd came to the boy’s defence. #NotTodayShaytan
9. Also we’re hearing a crowd showed up to the house of a married couple of colour in Grangetown two days ago, smashed up a few windows, got fucked off by the police👮🏻‍♂️...
10. then came back last night ‘expressing their determination to break all of the remaining windows in the negroes’ house’
11. I can’t see this part of the newspaper but I imagine they got fucked off by the police again
Then this happened: the chief constable came and made a bunch of excuses for his men. I wonder what he’s referring to exactly 🤔...
13. Chief Constable David Williams is a funny one. Fun fact: ‘during the 1910s, he stated his opposition to a coloured men’s cricket club because he disapproved of ‘black men wearing flannels’—which would make them more attractive’.

14. This further puts Cardiff (and its sexual, economic resentments) into context at the time of the riots. You can read the full quotation in all its triggering glory in ‘Immigrants and Minorities in Wales’ by Glenn Jordan, from ‘Postcolonial Wales’.
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