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The Battle of Cable Street

Explore images from the Battle of Cable Street of 1936, when thousands in East London stood in solidarity against Oswald Mosley and the British Union of Fascists.
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The Battle of Cable Street

Explore images from the Battle of Cable Street of 1936, when thousands in East London stood in solidarity against Oswald Mosley and the British Union of Fascists.

Anti-Fascist Barricade

Demonstrators at the Battle of Cable Street gathered to protest against Fascist leader Oswald Mosley and the Blackshirts.

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Chronicle / Alamy Stock Photo

Anti-Fascist Crowd

Demonstrators at the Battle of Cable Street gathered to protest against Fascist leader Oswald Mosley and the Blackshirts.

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Alamy

Anti-Fascist Demonstrators Charged

Demonstrators at the Battle of Cable Street gathered to protest against Fascist leader Oswald Mosley and the Blackshirts.

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Alamy Stock Photo

Oswald Mosley and the Blackshirts

Fascist leader Oswald Mosley founded the British Union of Fascists in 1932. In the years leading up to the Battle of Cable Street, the BUF had developed a reputation for its attacks on Jews and Communists.

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Central Press / Stringer / Getty

Police at Battle of Cable Street

Demonstrators barricaded the streets in London's East End where Fascist leader Oswald Mosley and the Blackshirts had planned a march.

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ullstein bild Dtl. / Contributor / Getty

Arrested Anti-Fascist Demonstrator

Demonstrators at the Battle of Cable Street gathered to protest against Fascist leader Oswald Mosley and the Blackshirts.

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