I remember being in a queue in Nyam food on Coldharbour Lane waiting for a veg patty, there was a dull bang. The patty arrived and i walked around to Electric Ave to lots of stunned people, many with bloody wounds, initial rumour of a gas cannister going off, i sat with a lady with a 4" nail poking out of her shoe waiting for the ambulance, she kept her purple hat on and was very brave as the numbing shock wore off. Regarding the trial I do remember some anomaly/lost in CCTV and Copeland had some connection with the 'White Wolves' some far right group, possibly penetrated by our very own spooky north Lambeth 'extended community group'. Or maybe it's my memory or i maybe I read a Larry O'Hara book from years ago. (an author i like and wonder why a couple of people have given him a hard time here - Larry's organ 'Notes from the Borderland' along with 'Lobster' magazine provide a shaft of light into the murky world of counter intelligence and the grey area with 'radical/terrorist' groups. ) On Mayday '99 there was a big Brixton march against the three bombings, starting in Brixton Oval, on the same day the first Re-legalise Cannabis march also started from Brixton. Meanwhile there was an RTS/tube workers underground demo going on somewhere underground and a general 'bombs in the air' atmosphere which dissipated on arrival in Clapham Common, where the Council had agreed to the cannabis march having a 'carnival' to soak up any conflict. Although they refused an entertainment licence which led to a entertaining court case of Lambeth Council V carnival organisers charged with 'encouraging dancing and amplified music on a common on mayday in england'. 3 court dates later - 'not guilty'. The march and festival went on for another five years till the application for the 2005 festival was refused as the Council had spotted cannabis dealers at the event. Anyway a bit off topic ... I hope the woman in the purple hat is walking well and the nail marks on iceland supermarket don't get added to.