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Sunday, October 04, 2009

The Battle of Cable Street



The 73rd anniversary of the battle of Cable Street - when Londoners stood up for what is right - is a good excuse to re-use a photo from over three years ago. Besides, I can now augment this mediocre shot with an interactive panorama.

What happened was that on 4th October 1936, people in the East End of London stopped Oswald Mosley and his British Union of Fascists marching through Cable Street, in Stepney, then a mainly Jewish area. A slogan from the Spanish Civil War, a popular anti-fascist cause of the time, was widely used: They Shall Not Pass - No Pasaran!

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