'Jeremy Corbyn is facing a fresh anti-Semitism storm after it emerged that activists from his local branch attended a protest where activists cast doubt over the scale of the scandal.
Activists from the Islington Labour party, in Mr Corbyn's constituency, joined a demonstration to protest against 'BBC bias' in the reporting of the leader and the crisis rocking the party.
Far-left activists reportedly made speeches reportedly calling Israel a 'racist state' and calling for members who had been ousted over the row to be reinstated.
The demonstration happened yesterday - just days after Mr Corbyn scrambled to try to quell the growing row by releasing a video admitting the party has a problem and pledging to tackle it.
But despite the leader's public words, his local branch were encouraged to head down to the picket in a move which risked fuelling the bitter controversy.
Meanwhile, leading Labour moderate Dame Margaret Hodge accused Mr Corbyn's allies of using the anti-Semitism scandal to purge the party of his moderate critics.
The MP - who is Jewish and lost family in the Holocaust - accused elements in the party of bullying MPs who dare to speak out.
On Monday night, Islington North Secretary Stephen Moorby emailed members to urge them to join the protest 'to call out the BBC on its persistent failure to report fairly and impartially the attacks on our MP Jeremy Corbyn', the Guido Fawkes website said.'
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