People Are Wearing A #SafetyPin To Fight Post-Brexit Hate Crimes

A simple yet important idea to combat racism.​

Brits on social media are fighting against post-Brexit hate crimes by wearing a solidarity safety pin.  

The movement started on Tuesday night by Twitter user Alison – an American woman living in London – in order for victims to identify a nearby friendly face. 

Alison told indy100 she was 'dismayed' by the racist abuse following the UK's decision to leave the EU. 

'I'm always having to remind people I'm an immigrant,' she explained. 'You know, I'm white and speak English as a first language so I get a pass. They say "oh you don't count, you're not the kind of person we're talking about."'

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According to the National Police Chiefs' Council, reports of hate crime has increased by a shocking 57% between last Thursday and Sunday compared to a month earlier. 

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