The Battle of Cable Street

London's East End rises up against the fascists

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, protecting a march by members of the British Union of Fascists, led by Oswald Mosley, and various anti-fascist demonstrators, including local Jewish, Irish, socialist, anarchist and communist groups. This podcast is an interview with radical historian David Rosenberg who has written a book on the subject.