In October 1968, a complaint was made to the Home Office about an article entitled ‘Softly Softly’, which appeared in the 15 October 1968 edition of Black Dwarf, a left wing newsheet. Special Branch investigated and sent a report to the Department of Public Prosecutions. The latter replied saying that there had been a case to answer for incitement ahead of the major protest of 27 October 1968, but it was too late to prosecute. Copies of the Special Branch report and the Prosecution Service response can be found below.

Also see: Black Dwarf – story 

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Remember, these are only the files that the authorities chose to disclose and may only represent a small fraction of the total files held. Also, what police officers report to their superiors is not necessarily true.

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