October 4 - 1936 - The Battle of Cable Street
The British Union of Fascists was never that successful as a political party. Their leader, Oswald Mosley, had been a Member of Parliament earlier in life, although he had also managed the rare feat of being elected as both a Liberal and a Conservative. Yet once he had organized the British Union of Fascists, his electoral fortunes took a nosedive. His general popularity cratered after Hitler's extra-judicial executions known as the Night of the Long Knives. So Mosley organized a march through a Jewish neighborhood in London's East End that was home to prominent communists along a road called Cable Street. Instead, they were never able to march due to protesters clashing with police. After the march, Parliament sought to ban organizations like the British Union of Fascists.