Around 1,000 people marched down Cable Street in east London last Sunday to mark 75 years since the Battle of Cable Street. The battle saw a mass mobilisation of workers uniting to stop a fascist march.
Ninety-six year old veteran Max Levitas said, “We stood united in 1936 here in Cable Street and we must do so again against all fascist movements. Modern fascists are not really modern—they are no different from 1936.”
Frances O’Grady, deputy general secretary of the TUC, said, “We are here to say, ‘You will not pass,’ to the English Defence League and the British National Party.”