17-24-30 was founded in March 2009 in response to an article that suggested; the anniversaries cause pain and suffering, the communities affected by these attacks don't care and these anniversaries should be played down.
We believe we have a duty:
Which is why we organise the April Acts of Remembrance: to remember those we lost, stand with those affected by these attacks and educate future generations so that we can eliminate all forms of hate.
We asked all the venues on Old Compton Street to show their support for the April Acts of Remembrance by displaying Rainbow flags in their windows throughout April (as requested by the Moore family in tribute to Nik Moore who was killed in the Soho bombing along with his friends Andrea Dykes and John Light).
We also remembered David Morely (Sinders) who survived the bombing but was killed five years later on the South Bank (30th October 2004) by a group of youths in a so-called "happy slapping" incident, and Thomas Douglas who passed away in 2017.
NB: Every year we get a number of media requests for survivors to talk about these events. Our policy is that we do not contact survivors unless they have given us explicit consent for us to contact them. We share any media requests via our monthly newsletter and social media profiles so that survivors, friends and family can respond directly to any requests.
We produce a monthly newsletter to keep people informed about these events and our work tackling hate crime across the UK.
Come along and join us for the 21st anniversary of the Brixton Nail Bomb on the 17th April 2020
Come along and join us for the 21st anniversary of the Brick Lane Bomb on the 24th April 2020
Come along and join us for the 21st anniversary of the Soho Nail Bomb on the 30th April 2020
10th anniversary of the Brixton Nail Bomb was marked with a protest.
17-24-30 launched as a Facebook group a month before the 10th anniversaries.
10th anniversary of the Admiral Duncan Nail Bomb
The first of three nail bombs was targeted against the Black community of Brixton.. It exploded in Brixton Market injuring 48 people.
The second nail bomb was targeted at the Bengali community of Brick Lane. It exploded injuring 13 people.
The third bomb explored in the Admiral Duncan killing three people and injuring 79 people.