LONDON (Aug. 30)
Sylvia Pankhurst, noted author and feminist leader, was slightly injured today during a stone barrage by members of a band of black-shirted Mosleyites who tried to break up an anti-Fascist demonstration in London’s East End.
The black shirts, followers of Sir Oswald Mosley, attacked the head of a procession on its way to Victoria Park to participate in the demonstration against Fascism.
At the head of the parade was a contingent of war veterans wearing their medals. Parade marshals prevented them from joining in the melee that followed the attack.
After speeches in the park, the returning procession was again attacked as it was leaving the district, the Mosleyites ambushing the leaders in a narrow street. Police and parade marshals energetically prevented reinforcements from the ranks that sought to join the battle.
Several arrests were made.