Corbyn supporters of all ages take part in Sunderland rally

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Supporters of vilified Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn have taken part in a rally in Sunderland.

More than a hundred people turned out to show their support for the leader, who is in danger of being ousted by his own party in the wake of the Brexiters fallout.

Scarlett Kennedy and Millie Clarkson.

Scarlett Kennedy and Millie Clarkson.

A number of speakers spoke in favour of Corbyn as supporters of all ages waved placards and flags, after numerous Labour MPs resigned from his shadow cabinet in a protest against him.

There was a small number of people with opposing views on the scene in Keel Square, who vocally made their opinions heard.

However, the police kept everything under control, and there appeared to have been no arrests.

Among those supporting Corbyn, were Millie Clarkson, nine, and Scarlett Kennedy, eight.

Pro-Jeremy Corbyn rally in Keel Square.

Pro-Jeremy Corbyn rally in Keel Square.

Scarlett, from Houghton, said she had attended with her mum, while Millie had come from Peterlee with her friend.

Milly said: "I like Jeremy, He's for people like us, not the rich in London, but for normal people."

Scarlett said: "I wanted to come here with my mum. I don't know much about him."

Katherine Mason, who runs the Penshaw Community Clothing Bank, was one of the speakers.

Pro-Jeremy Corbyn rally in Keel Square.

Pro-Jeremy Corbyn rally in Keel Square.

Katherine, who attended with four-year-old daughter Tilly Mason-Gage, said she would quit the Labour Party if Corbyn goes.

"I completely believe in Jeremy Corbyn," the 35-year-old told the Echo.

"He is honest in what he stands for and knows what the people really need.

"I think the Labour Party needs to stand by its members and what we voted.

Corbyn supporter Monir Ahmed.

Corbyn supporter Monir Ahmed.

"He was democratically elected and it's not up to our MPs to decide our vote doesn't count and that's their opinion is more important."

The youngest speaker at the rally, 24-year-old Monir Ahmed, only joined the Labout Party a couple of months ago.

Having long campaigned for homeless people, the take-away owner from Eden Vale is also the youngest ever director of Sunderland Bangladeshi Centre.

He said: "He is why I joined the Labour Party. Jeremy Corbyn has interested me, a 24-year-old lad, who I wasn't into politics, to join up.

"I'm against any conflict or any act of violence, whether or not Muslims are the victims or the perpetrators.

"There is one or two things that I perhaps don't agree with him on. As with nukes, we are in no position to destabilise that. Saying that only scares people.

Supporters rally for Jeremy Corbyn.

Supporters rally for Jeremy Corbyn.

"But I think he's amazing, he's the only leader in my lifetime who actually cares about the poor people and the homeless.

"When he said 'I don't want to be in a country where we have people sleeping on the street whilst not a mansion is standing empty'.

"No other leader has said something like that. Yes, there are people fiddling benefits, but they are not the majority.

"I'm here today in support. The Labourt party is very very split and the man needs all the support we can give him."

Jeremy Corbyn supporters Katherine Mason and Tilly Mason-Gage.

Jeremy Corbyn supporters Katherine Mason and Tilly Mason-Gage.