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WORDS CAN INDEED HURT US

Freedom of speech is not an inalienable right if it provokes violence — and certain remarks do just that, argues Ben Smoke

Friday 30 April 1999 was a warm and sunny day in London. That evening, revellers packed Soho’s Old Compton Street, celebrating the May Day bank holiday. But then, at 6.37pm, a nail bomb ripped through the Admiral Duncan pub, killing three and injuring 81 — 13 of them seriously.

The bombing was the third in London in as many weeks. Brick Lane and Brixton, areas with high Bengali and Afro-Caribbean populations respectively, were also targetted, with the Brixton blast injuring 37.

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