A Twitter user is rallying for Britons to wear a silver pin on their clothes in support of the victims of post-referendum hate crimes.
Last week’s decision to leave the EU has reportly sparked a sharp increase in hate crimes throughout England.
But one Twitter user has found a simple and effective way to show solidarity in post Brexit Britain.
Twitter user @Cheeahs has suggested that people simply wear an empty safety pin on their breast as a badge as a stand against racism - and to let any potential victims know that the wearer is friendly face.
"I quite like the idea of just putting a safety pin, empty of anything else, on your coat. A literal SAFETY pin!She said: "So I have an idea similar to #ridewithme to help protect those being abused as a result of Brexit Referendum - but I need your help.
But not everyone is convinced.
For all that I applaud #safetypin, the fact we now seem to live in a world where I have to wear a symbol to show I'm NOT racist appals me— Claire Coleman (@featuresjourno) June 29, 2016
Why do u need a #safetypin to show you're not racist? Surely u should just not be racist as a default setting, maybe?— EmilyBaah (@EmilyBaah) June 29, 2016