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Protest due at Labour HQ over anti-Semitism after group’s complaint about Corbyn

The demonstration, led by the Campaign Against Antisemitism, will urge the Labour Party to hold Jeremy Corbyn to account.

Protesters calling on Labour to deliver on its “broken promise” of zero tolerance for anti-Semitism will descend on the party’s headquarters this weekend.

The demonstration, led by the Campaign Against Antisemitism, will gather outside the Labour Party Head Office in central London on Sunday afternoon.

It follows a complaint from the campaign group to Labour which accuses Jeremy Corbyn of bringing the party into disrepute.

Mr Corbyn acknowledged last week that his party had been “too slow” in dealing with cases of anti-Semitism and apologised for the “hurt” it had caused. He also said he would “never be anything other than a militant opponent of anti-Semitism”.

Gideon Falter, chairman of Campaign Against Antisemitism, said: “Labour must lead by example and show that Jeremy Corbyn is bound by the same rules as Leader as he was as a backbencher, by investigating the disciplinary complaint we have filed against him for bringing the party into disrepute.”

Mr Falter criticised the response from Labour’s general secretary Jennie Formby, and said: “We will demonstrate on Sunday outside Labour Head Office, demanding that Labour fulfils its duty to hold Mr Corbyn to account, and we will of course appeal.”

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