and walls were chalked, Nelson's Column painted in letters 'a yard
high' and around a million leaflets distributed. The press still stayed
silent. Anti-fascists upped their game. A steam train at King's Cross
Station was daubed with 'March Against Fascism on September 9th'.
Leaflets were dropped at government offices, omnibuses and shops,
including the rooftop of Selfridges in Oxford Street. Three live BBC
radio broadcasts were interrupted by 'microphone bandits' urging workers
to come out against the fascists on September 9th. Anti-fascist flags
were hung from the BBC's Portland Place building and a banner draped
around Transport House, the Labour Party and TUC offices, which read
'The United Front from Below is on Top.' On the day, 2,500
Blackshirts were peacefully opposed by an enormous crowd estimated
somewhere between 70,000 to 150,000 strong."
Dave Hann - Physical Resistance. A Hundred Years of Anti-fascism