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GMB Condemns Wave Of Hate Crime

Monday, June 27, 2016

GMB Condemns Wave Of UK Hate Crime Following Referendum Result

Those that let the genie of xenophobia and racism out of the bottle have a lot to answer for says GMB.

GMB today condemned incidents of racial abuse and hate crime that have been reported since the result of the EU referendum was announced on Friday (24th June 2016).

More than a hundred incidents of xenophobia and racial hatred have been reported since the UK voted to leave the EU.

Kamaljeet Jandu, GMB National Equality Officer, said “Following the Brexit vote last week, we have seen a rise in reports of racist incidents from Hammersmith to Birmingham to Barnsley. This behaviour is outrageous, out of order and entirely unacceptable.

GMB condemns these actions of hatred and offers our pledge to support GMB members and people of all ethnicities in the UK. Those that let the genie of xenophobia and racism out of the bottle have a lot to answer for.”

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Contact: Kamaljeet Jandu on 07956 237178 or GMB press office on 07970 863411 or 07739 182691

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