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Thirty Persons Fined for Riot at Mosleyite Meeting in Manchester

Thirty persons were fined varying sums from 2 pounds ($5.60) up in magistrate’s court here today as a result of arrests yesterday, following a riot during an open air rally conducted by the fascist British Union movement, headed by Sir Oswald Mosley. Eight defendants, including Geoffrey Hamm, secretary of the Union movement, pleaded not guilty and obtained adjournments for their cases.

The prosecution praised the police authorities for preventing “more serious trouble,” declaring that it was due to “commendable police action that a very serious disturbance did not erupt.” One of the men fined was a Jew who told the court “it was people like those who conducted this rally who caused the death of 6,000,000 of my people during the war.”