The 9 December 2010 Student Fees protest have been added to the library. On 26 March 2012 injured student protestor Alfie Meadows faced trial for violent Disorder at Kingston Crown Court. Meadows underwent emergency brain surgery after being struck no the head with police baton during the 2010 protest.
In March London pollution was recorded hitting high levels and a smog cloud was visible across London.
In preparation for the Olympics, on 29 March 2012 the Met police started Operation Trafalgar in the West End, “the shop window of the whole of London”.
A large fire at Star Lane in East London damaged power cables and cut power supplies to nearly 90,000 people on 5 April. Staff at local businesses around the area were evacuated until the fire was brought under control.
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