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Showing Solidarity With Immigrants: Wear A 'Safety' Pin!

The most awesome idea I've seen all year...

What a good idea. Wear a safety pin to show that immigrants, refugees, and anyone else threatened by the Trump-ists of this world are "safe" around you.

We reported earlier today about the vile racism that is now afloat throughout Britain and indeed the world as a result of the Brexit vote (and of course, the Trump campaign has given much license as well). Indy100 posted today a great idea that we hope will go viral:

Evidence of verbal and physical abuse uploaded to social media has shocked many of us - including Allison, an American woman living in London.

Allison told indy100 she was dismayed by the outpouring of racist abuse following the Leave vote. But she's also come up with a clever way to tackle it.

She's started a new campaign asking people to wear an empty safety pin as a badge to symbolise solidarity against racism - and let any potential targets know that the wearer is a friendly face.

Allison is @cheeahs on Twitter:

Such a terrific idea. Wearing a safety pin is anti-racism, pro-inclusion. Pass it on.

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