Anniversary of Battle of Cable Street

On this day in 1936, the British Union of Fascists led by Oswald Mosely and his Blackshirts tried to march through the largely Jewish East End of London.

They were met with as many as 20,000 people from the Jewish community, Irish community and working-class Londoners in what is now known as the Battle of Cable Street.

Here’s a video of me and historian David Rosenberg last year reflecting on the lessons. No Pasaran. They Did Not Pass.