London (Sep. 29)
A Jew was today fined $8 and two other Jewish youths were released on bail following their arrest last night at an anti-Semitic meeting called by the pro-fascist British League of Ex-Servicemen in North London. The out-door rally, attended by an estimated 2,000 persons, was broken up by police after 90 minutes.
The man who was fined, Abraham Campbell, was arrested for attacking a fascist at the meeting. He told the court that he saw the fascist strike an elderly Jewish woman in the audience and that he sprang to her defense. The other two, Harold Shulman and Norman Lewis, were charged with insulting behavior and using threatening language.
Meanwhile, five men and a girl were arrested Saturday night at another fascist meeting in the south of London. Following the usual pattern, the police arrested only vociferous anti-fascists for “obstructing” police activities and creating a public disorder. One of the six was fined $4 yesterday, two were placed on a year’s probation and charges were dropped against the other two.
At last night’s meeting, Jeffrey Hanm, secretary of the League, and a former Mosley lieutenant, was escorted from the meeting by a protective detachment of policemen. During the speeches, opposition voices labelled him a Nazi agent and his followers “heiled” him. For the first time since the war, the Mosley uniform of black shirts or sweaters and ties could be seen at the meeting. Senior Scotland Yard officers and a group of Labor MP’s who are preparing a report on fascist and anti-Semitic activities for presentation to Parliament were present.
Hundreds of Jewish veterans yesterday marched from East End to Hyde Park in a demonstration to protest the Exodus deportations. The march was followed by a meeting, also called by the Jewish Legion, which was attended by 3,000 persons.