“Worrying Signs” After Brexit

©CC BY-NC 2.0 Roberto Trombetta

Shortly after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, Twitter and Facebook were not just flooded with shock and grief. Another reaction started to pop up: testimonials from people noticing increasingly public racism. Many shared their stories using the hashtag #PostRefRacism. British pro-Remain campaigner Sarah Childs decided to collect these witness accounts in a Facebook Album called Worrying Signs. Below are are a few of the experiences the victims or witnesses have shared with the world.
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Many worry that the Brexit campaign, which relied heavily on anti-immigrant sentiment, has legitimised openly racist behaviour.

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We encourage anyone who notices such behaviour to contribute to Sarah Childs’ collection.

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