Tribunal Hearings: Hatchett

beyond the typical riot that the press make demonstrations out to be

 File Author Date Document Type
Click to open Tribunal of Enquiry 30th May 1968 Testimony

Alastair Hatchett’s oral testimony before the Tribunal of Enquiry into the events of 7th May (pp. 284-292 of transcripts) is initially taken up with clarifying key details of the moments at which members of staff were attempting to escort Dr Inch out of Wivenhoe House, following the disruption of his lecture to the student Chemical Society; the questioning then moves on to the preparations for the protest and Hatchett’s understanding of how things might turn out; despite offering little specific about the actual plans, Hatchett is quite clear and articulate on the motivations of the protestors, and on their sense of hostility towards Porton Down

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