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Blackshirt

History (in Europe) a member of a fascist organization, esp a member of the Italian Fascist party before and during World War II
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Right, police use batons to control a crowd of anti-fascist demonstrators protesting against a march of Mosley's blackshirts in Whitechapel, London.
As the battle raged thousands of policemen stood between the lines of Blackshirts and anti-fascists - who learned through a mole that Mosley planned to enter the East End through Cable Street.
Monty, aged five at the time, said: "I remember standing holding my mother's hand and watching the blackshirts march over Westminster Bridge as my father was protesting in Bermondsey "One of them was a woman from our tenement and she marched past bold as you like.
More than 2,000 men and women poured into De Winton Field behind Pandy Square, there to break up a planned Fascist meeting bringing the dark, messianic message of the Blackshirt leader Oswald Mosley.
He said: "Englishness - a history of solidarity, from the Battle of Cable Street against Oswald Mosley's Blackshirts to the spirit of the Blitz.
I reminded the crowd of Wales' proud anti-fascist heritage, when Welsh miners kicked Oswald Mosley and his Blackshirts out of the Rhondda, and of those who went to Spain to try and stem the tide of fascism before it got a grip on Europe.
What marked the Daily Mail out was its support for the Blackshirts.
In the 1930s ,Oswald Mosley's blackshirts or Stalin's communists never gained a credible foothold up here.
Like the Nazis and Mussolini's blackshirts, they target the trade union movement.
org/wiki/Battle_of_Cable_Street) Battle of Cable Street in 1936, in which fascist blackshirts and East End locals clashed.
Calling themselves the 21st Century Blackshirts the New British Union Party is trying to revive Oswald Mosley's notorious British Union of Fascists party.
We sing all over the country and in Europe and the songs we sing are about Teesside and Hartlepool and are inspired by its people and history, like the Battle of Stockton which I wrote after learning of the day when Oswald Mosely's Blackshirts were chased out of the town in September 1933.