During 1985 the activities of alternative groups such as the "Peace
Convoy" posed a number of serious public order problems for the Police.
In particular a voilent confrontation took place at Hardcastle,
Wiltshire on Sunday 1st June when a convoy of 170 vehicles was being
driven towards Stonehenge at the time of the summer solstice
celebrations, in clear defiance of injunctions which were in force.
When the hippies were stopped, by a roadblock, from proceeding further,
they entered a nearby village where a voilent confrontation with the
Police took place and 420 persons were arrested.
I AM NOT INTERESTED IN ANYTHING YOU HAVE TO SAY
"It is clear to me that the problem is not going to go away. Nor do I
believe it is going to be solved by the approach of 'Shhot them, gas
them, and send them back to the cities where they came from.'"