Police carry out operation in Archway searching for suspect. Northern Ireland Scotland. The erection of the commemorative plaque has been organised by OutRage! Guernsey Isle of Man Jersey. But as they struggle to deal with three serious attacks on gay men in the borough in the past fortnight alone, the police admit that the attacks that have come to light may be only the tip of the iceberg.
Detective Inspector Lorraine Dillon said: "The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender [LGBT] community should be free to live and work in Islington without the fear of being attacked. Before this protest, the police harassed the gay community with impunity.
The plaque reads: " The first gay rights demonstration in Britain took place here, in Highbury Fields, on 27th November , when members of the Gay Liberation Front held a torchlight rally against police harassment ". A man was arrested and bailed.
United Kingdom Northern Ireland Scotland. Between and , it was a safe haven for LGBT people to party until the early hours — of the afternoon.