A Facebook group documenting alleged incidents of hate crimes towards foreigners has been set-up in the wake of the Brexit vote.
‘Worrying Signs’ invites users to share their experiences and concerns over perceived racism and xenophobia following Britain’s decision to leave the EU.
Pictures, screen grabs and video footage is encouraged to act as evidence of such incidents.
After a series of alleged incidents came to the attention of one of the creators of the page, Sarah Childs, she decided to collate them to act as a response.
Examples from the page include the following:
“We wanted to collect them all together to show people the scale of the problem. It’s easy to dismiss one post but when you see the album it’s a lot harder.
“We have a lot of people asking us to just move on from the referendum result but the people affected by these incidents can’t move on while this is happening,” she said.
“It’s not about having a go at people who voted Leave. It’s about looking at how we recover from what has been a very divisive campaign about our future as a country.
“I was a little taken aback by how quickly the project grew but it’s not altogether surprising as we expected that it was a more widespread issue even than we realised.
“I woke up to hundreds of messages from people with stories they wanted to share in the album.”
Here is the link to where you can find Worrying Signs Facebook Page