Race hate up in UK

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

LON­DON: Bri­tish police say there have been al­most 6 200 hate crimes re­ported in the last month after the vote to leave the EU in a ref­er­en­dum where im­mi­gra­tion had been a key is­sue.

Since June 16, hate crimes had in­creased and police said 6 193 of­fences had been re­ported, with the most com­mon be­ing ha­rass­ment, as­sault and other at­tacks, such as ver­bal abuse or spit­ting.

Mus­lims and East­ern Euro­peans say they have been tar­geted since the vote.

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