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Womens March cuts ties with Linda Sarsour, other leaders after anti-Semitism claims

The Womens March has cut ties with three founding board members, including Linda Sarsour, who have been dogged by accusations of anti-Semitism, the organization announced on Monday.

Sarsour and fellow co-chairs Tamika Mallory and Mari Lynn “Bob” Bland “will transition off of the Womens March Board and onto other projects focused on advocacy within their respective organizations,” the group said in a press release.

The trios tenure atop the organization was marred by charges of anti-Semitism, with Sarsour tailed by her reputation as a controversial Palestinian nationalist with ties to Nation of Islam firebrand Louis Farrakhan from day one.

In February 2018, Mallory attended — and received a shout-out at — a Farrakhan event in which he called Jews “Satanic,” claimed they run the American and Mexican governments and are encouraging marijuana use among black men to their detriment.

Mallory stood by her support of Farrakhan and received the public backing of Sarsour, Bland and other Womens March leadership, creating a schism within the group and spurring an exodus of some opposing members.

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