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Corbyn on Defensive as U.K. Jewish Groups Protest Anti-Semitism

  • Jewish groups set to gather in Parliament Square on Monday
  • Labour leader says party is anti-racist, opposes antisemitism

Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn was forced onto the defensive after Jewish groups called on supporters to gather in Parliament Square to protest against perceived antisemitism in the main U.K. opposition.

Labour has repeatedly failed to properly address Jewish concerns about antisemitism within the party, the Jewish Leadership Council and Board of Deputies of British Jews said in an open letter released late on Sunday entitled “Enough is Enough!” Members of the two groups will march on Parliament Square for a rally on Monday at 5:30 p.m., when they’ll deliver a letter to the Parliamentary Labour Party, which holds a meeting half an hour later.