47 Persons Arrested at Mosleyite Open Air Meeting in Manchester
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47 Persons Arrested at Mosleyite Open Air Meeting in Manchester

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Police arrested 47 persons here this afternoon following clashes between Sir Oswald Mosley’s British Union Movement and anti-Fascists heckling an open-air rally organized by the Mosleyites.

Anti-Fascists showered the Mosleyites with tomatoes and eggs, and the clashes continued for some time after the rally had ended. Sir Oswald himself was seen stumbling during the fracas. The anti-Fascists formed a cordon to prevent the members of the Mosley movement from parading through the center of the city.

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