A Tradition of Protest
The first Rastafari in Britain directed their politics towards diplomatic engagements with Ethiopian representatives for the movement back in the Caribbean. Soon, however, Rastafari organized protests against, for instance, police violence in Jamaica. By 1976, Rastafari were publicly marching on the streets of London and other urban conurbations.
But as new generations, born and/or bred in Britain , found their way to Rastafari, they felt the need to protest against the racist and unjust conditions that immediately affected them in London, Birmingham etc. The Rastafari tradition of protest developed to confront the "second Babylon". These sentiments are avidly demonstrated by Sister Askale in an early 1980s documentary made by Empress Barbara Makeda Blake Hannah: