Remembering: Battle of Cable Street (1936)

Remembering old protests…

The Battle of cable street took place on 4 Oct 1936 on Cable St in London’s East End between the British Union of Fascists, led by Sir Oswald Mosley, and some 300,000 anti-fascists who turned up to protest against the fascist march (including local Jewish, socialist, anarchist, Irish and communist groups), and the Metropolitan Police, overseeing the march.  Around 100 people were injured including police and civilians.

(watch newsreel)

Source: Wikimedia commons

Battle of Cable Street red plaque (Source: Wikimedia commons)


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