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Battle Of Cable Street 80th anniversary march and rally, Tower Hamlets October 2016.
Class War felt that the official celebration failed to reflect the spontaneous and anarchist nature of of the Battle of Cable Street, with too many of the speakers representing organisations such as the Labour Party which had opposed popular resistance on the streets on the day. It felt ridiculous too that a march celebrating an event where the people fought police for control of the streets should walk tamely along the pavements and a cycle lane rather than march on those streets. They held their own rally in front of the Cable Street mural, with a speech by local resident Martin Wright. Other anarchist and communist groups joined in with flares, songs, waving of flags and dancing to a powerful sound system.