Theresa May was booed as she arrived at a mosque in Finsbury Park while Corbyn was cheered
But when her rival Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn arrived at the same mosque, a crowd cheered him on and shouted: “We love you!”
The snub came in the wake of the terror attack on a group of Muslims leaving the Finsbury Park mosque last night which left one dead.
In scenes caught on Twitter, Mrs May faced a hostile crowd who heckled her as they were not pleased to see her and shouted angrily at her from the street.
There were shouts of “May must go” as she walked up the steps of the red building.
Police stood guard as the Prime Minister hurriedly made her way inside.
In contrast, Mr Corbyn was given a hero’s welcome as he made his way through crowds, flanked by police in Finsbury Park.
He walked calmly with a Muslim woman in a hijab and Tottenham MP David Lammy.
A man shouted from the crowd: “We love you Corbyn!” as he made his way towards the building.
“He then received a rapturous round of applause from the awaiting crowd outside as he entered the building.
Another man shouted: “A man for the people!”
The Prime Minister, meanwhile, was also greeted with cries such as “have you got a faster taxi today?” and “how can you be so quick today?” from crowds outside the mosque as she left to get into a car back to Downing Street.
She had met faith leaders to discuss Monday’s atrocity, where a man allegedly drove a van into a group of worshippers near the mosque.
The 47-year-old suspect, named as Darren Osbourne, was arrested at the scene and taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody.
The attacker, who is believed to have acted alone, struck as the area was busy with worshippers attending Ramadan night prayers at the mosque.
Eight people were taken to hospital, with one since discharged, while two others were treated at the scene.
All of the casualties were Muslims.
Earlier, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said the incident was “quite clearly an attack on Muslims”.
“We treat this as a terrorist attack,” she said.
“Sadly we have suffered a number of attacks and very sad events over the last few weeks,” she added.
Jeremy Corbyn and David Lammy arrived at the same mosque, to cheers and shouts of “we love you!”
The visit to the mosque marks the latest difficult encounter for Mrs May in the wake of major disasters, with her response to last week’s Grenfell Tower fire having been heavily criticised.
The Prime Minister did not initially meet the families of those affected by last week’s blaze in Kensington, instead holding a private meeting with the emergency services.
This move prompted a backlash, especially when the Queen and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn later visited the victims.
Mrs May did later go and visit those affected, and invited a group to Downing Street for a meeting.
Darren Osbourne is the man behind the terror attack on a London mosque
She faced cries of “coward” and “shame on you” from crowds as she left a meeting with victims in Kensington on Friday.
Critics argued that the response was badly misjudged by the Prime Minister, whose reputation had already been damaged by her disappointing General Election result.
Visiting Finsbury Park Mosque on Monday afternoon, Mrs May met with a selection of faith leaders who sat in a circle with her to discuss their concerns.
The police arrived on scene to deal with the attack
She was hurried into the building, with aides saying she was keeping to a tight schedule.
The media were allowed to watch the meeting for around one minute before being taken to a different floor, where they were told to wait for the Prime Minister.
After taking one question from the press she left the building, with her exit signalled to those inside by yells coming from the waiting crowd.
Mrs May told reporters after the meeting: “The terrible terrorist attack which took place last night was an evil born out of hatred and it has devastated a community.
“I am pleased to have been here today to see the strength of that community coming together, all faiths united in one desire to see extremism and hatred of all sorts driven out of our society.
“There is no place for this hatred in our country today and we need to work together as one society, one community, to drive it out, this evil which is affecting so many families.”