It seems recent reports may have led some members of the public to believe that supporters of Jeremy Corbyn are the only malcontents in the Labour Party. Not so.
While incidents that are related to supporters of the Labour leader are disproven as soon as they are alleged, it seems there is proof of thuggish behaviour by supporters of the mutineers in the Parliamentary Labour Party.
Above are examples of such abuse on Twitter; below is an account of a real-life incident.
To see more examples of online abuse, follow @LabourCoupAbuse on Twitter.
Tottenham Constituency Labour Party secretary Seema Chandwani said two men had approached her and Michael Calderbank, who works as a trade union researcher in Parliament, at a pub where they were eating dinner after the packed rally.
She said: “One shouted: ‘Do you both work for f**king McDonnell?’
“They were right in our face, aggressively shouting: ‘Where the f**k are you from, why are you f**king here?’ — to which point we told them to ‘f**k off, we can go where we like.’
“They then started to threaten us with physical violence, now both right in the face of my comrade.
“He just told them to get out of his face but they continued shouting and threatening us.
“Security came over and had to throw them out … we weren’t scared, we didn’t even get up from our seats, we were just shocked these people were from the Labour Party.”
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