Let The Fire Burn – MOVE and the bombing in Philadelphia
The forgotten police bombing of a Move compound in Philadelphia
On 13 May 1985, Philadelphia police bombed the Move compound, killing 11 people, including five children, and destroying an entire neighborhood. The countercultural group lived communally and had a history of violent encounters with police. As the DNC wraps up in Philadelphia, the Guardian takes a look at this largely forgotten event in the context of current national debates on race, policing and politics in America.