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The Wombourne 12

December 1986

Following a speech by , the leader of South Staffordshire Council, in which he said 90% of gays should be gassed, a group of young protesters from the National Lesbian and Gay Youth Movement were arrested by the police on 21st December 1986 and detained for two weeks over the Christmas Period. Some of the group later received compensation for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment. They became know as The .

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