On September 9th 1934, Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Union of Fascists, was due to speak at a rally in Hyde Park but he was drowned out by the people of London who converged to express their contempt. Before the rally 19 year old Max Levitas was arrested for writing anti-Fascist slogans on Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square . The Times reprinted Max’s slogans on September 7th, two days before the rally, in the account of his appearance at Bow St Magistrates Court, thereby spreading the message. Max became a hero.
This event was merely the precursor to the confrontation with the Fascists that took place in the East End, two years later on 4th October 1936, that became known as the Battle of Cable St, and in which Max is proud to have played a part.
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