Battle of Cable Street

The Battle of Cable Street took place on Sunday 4 October 1936 in Cable Street in the East End of London.  It was a clash between the Metropolitan Police, overseeing a march by members the British Union of Fascists, led by Oswald Mosley, and various anti-fascist  demonstrators, including local Jewish, socialist, anarchist, Irish and communist groups. The majority of both marchers and counter-protesters travelled into the area for this purpose. Mosley planned to send thousands of marchers dressed in uniforms styled on those of Blackshirts through the East End, which then had a large Jewish population. It was a three-way conflict between local working class activity, the group led by Mosley and the Polic. 

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