Friday

9th Dec 2016

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Brexit vote prompted outburst of hate speech

British Transport Police recorded 119 incidents of hate crime, including verbal abuse, in the two weeks after the Brexit vote on 23 June, figures out Monday said. The number was a 57 percent increase on the two weeks before the referendum and a 78 percent increase on the same time last year. "We need the public to stand up to those committing these sickening acts", police chief Chris Horton said.

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