London Jews Fear Mosleyite March Through Jewish Streets; Seek Ban
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London Jews Fear Mosleyite March Through Jewish Streets; Seek Ban

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The Board of Deputies of British Jews disclosed today it was arranging to send a deputation to the Home Office to ask the banning of a proposed march by Oswald Mosley’s Union Movement through the thickly Jewish East End of London Sunday.

A Board spokesman said the proposed march would be an “extreme provocation” to the many Jews in the area. The Board, which has written letters to mayors of the boroughs concerned, indicated it hoped the Home Office would take action to prevent the “grave disorders which are bound to occur” from the March.

The fascist leader issued a statement today that there were very few Jews living along the selected route for the March and in any case, he added, “are traditional forms of expression in British politics now to be repressed if anyone anywhere may be annoyed by it?”

Mosley had planned to hold a meeting in Birmingham on Sunday but called it off on a warning by the Birmingham Chief Constable who said the meeting was likely to cause “obstruction,” and that if this happened, his police would have to close the meeting.

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