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Battle of Cable Street

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Location type: Street
Location address: United Kingdom, Tower Hamlets
Number of texts: 1
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Made by | Reference Hohum | © CC 3.0
Made by | Reference | © CC 3.0

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 the British Union of Fascists, led by Oswald Mosley, and anti-fascists, 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.

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