The man who heckled Jeremy Corbyn at a Momentum rally on Wednesday evening is a Liberal Democrat activist who stood for the party in last month’s London Assembly elections.
Zack Polanski told BuzzFeed News he decided to interrupt the meeting of Corbyn supporters because the Labour leader’s “passivity and ambivalence for Europe” had contributed to Britain voting to leave the EU in last week’s referendum.
Corbyn responded by telling the crowd to respect the heckler and insisting “let our friend stay”.
Despite this, supporters of the Labour leader were unhappy with the media for subsequently focusing on the then-unknown heckler during evening news bulletins.
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