Security in History: June 18, 1984 – English Miners’ Strike

June 18, 1984: UK

Major clashes occurred between hundreds of English miners and 5,000 police at Orgreave, South Yorkshire, UK.

The miners’ strike of 1984–1985 (6 March 1984 – 3 March 1985) was a major industrial action within the British coal industry in an attempt to prevent colliery closures.