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10 December 2016

Jeremy Corbyn speech disrupted by Peter Tatchell

The veteran campaigner said that the Aleppo bombing is a "modern-day Guernica".

By New Statesman

A speech by Jeremy Corbyn on human rights was disrupted by protestors including Peter Tatchell, who criticised the Labour leader for his silence on the bombing of Syria.

After conferring with his aides and the shadow foreign secretary, Emily Thornberry , Corbyn replied that the party had condemned the bombing in the House of Commons.

The speech was intended to mark the signing of the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

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