“Dog excrement thrown at a German woman’s door. ‘Go back to Africa’ screamed at a military veteran. A Polish cultural center vandalized. Born-and-bred Britons told to ‘go home.’ Why? Because ‘we voted you out.’ Police in the U.K. have registered a noticeable rise in hate speech and complaints of racial abuse since last week’s historic vote to pull Britain out of the European Union. The National Police Chiefs Council reported Monday that there had been a 57 percent jump in hate crime reports to its online reporting site since Friday, compared with the same time frame a month ago.” 

Source: Peter Kenyon. “After Brexit Vote, U.K. Sees A Wave Of Hate Crimes And Racist Abuse.” NPR. June 29, 2016. 


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