Chicago city officials and event organizers decided to cancel a proposed ‘Women’s March’ rally at world-famous Grant Park this week after the group struggled to respond to multiple allegations of anti-Semitism throughout the organization.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the event -scheduled for January and expected to draw hundreds of thousands of supporters- was abruptly nixed from the city’s calendar over the group’s ongoing relationship with the Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan.
“While Women’s March Chicago organizers cited high costs and limited volunteer hours as the main reasons for nixing the annual rally and march, the break comes amid splintering within the national Women’s March leadership following accusations of anti-Semitism and scrutiny of its ties to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan,” writes the Tribune.
“There’s no march, there’s no rally,” said Sara Kurensky, Women’s March Chicago board member. “We’re going to provide ways for people to organize and take action in their local communities.”
Read the full report at the Chicago Tribune.