1991 Photo Contest, Spot News, 2nd prize

Christopher Morris

Black Star for Time

31 March, 1990

A member of the riot police leads a demonstrator away from a burning Trafalgar Square. A rally against the Poll Tax, introduced by Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government, developed into what were arguably the worst riots in the centre of London for a century. What began peacefully, soon escalated into a violent confrontation between riot police and demonstrators who used all they could lay their hands on, but to no avail - the community tax remained in force. The battle lasted several hours with casualties on both sides.

About the photographer

Christopher Morris

Christopher Morris, based in Paris, was born in California in 1958 and began his career as a documentary conflict photographer working almost exclusively for Time magazine, where...

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