On this day: 4 October. 1936: Battle of Cable Street.

A march by members of the British Union of Fascists, led by Oswald Mosley, through a predominantly Jewish part of the East End of London, ended in clashes. An estimated 100,000 anti-fascists turned up to oppose the march, some building roadblocks and barricades. Around 6,000 police clashed with demonstrators and the march was eventually abandoned.





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