Why are thousands of Britons wearing safety pins after Brexit vote?

© Dancing Psychiatrist ‏@Lollindialogue: Ready to be your #SafetyPin on the bus,in streets,wherever you are,my fellow foreign-born friends
© Dancing Psychiatrist ‏@Lollindialogue: Ready to be your #SafetyPin on the bus,in streets,wherever you are,my fellow foreign-born friends

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.

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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. 

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