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Altab Ali Commemorative Plaque

2 May - 2 April

This plaque, located on Whitechapel High Street, commemorates the racially motivated murder of the 25-year-old textile factory worker, Altab Ali, in 1978, and the consequent Bangladeshi community’s resistance to far-right extremism and institutional racism. His death catalysed a historic youth movement, leading to the ‘Battle for Brick Lane’, the birth of groups like the Anti-Nazi League, Rock against Racism, and 7,000 people marching behind Ali’s coffin to 10 Downing Street. A visit to this plaque will serve as an early commemoration of the ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2024 (6:00-6:45 pm), featuring wreath laying, poetry readings, and tributes inside the park, marking the 46th anniversary of the murder.


The plaque is located on Whitechapel High Street, outside of Altab Ali Park

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