Person Male Died 4/5/1978
25-year-old Bengali murdered in Adler Street, junction Whitechapel High Street, in a racist attack by three teenage boys. Altab Ali was on his way home to Wapping from a small factory just off Brick Lane where he worked as a clothing machinist. The National Front were contesting 41 Tower Hamlets seats in local elections taking place on that day. This attack was a turning point for the Bangladeshi community who mobilised, demonstrated and organised resistance against the National Front and the British National Party.