Safety pins have again become a symbol of solidarity with victims of racist, religious or homophobic abuse, following alleged attacks in the U.S. in the wake of Donald Trump’s election win. The idea of wearing a safety pin as a political message was used in the U.K. after the vote there to leave the European Union, following an increase in alleged cases of hate crime. The Republican said in his victory speech that he would be a “president for all Americans.” But the billionaire ran a campaign in which he made remarks that offended Muslims, Latinos, women and the disabled, among others. Hours after his victory, alleged cases of abuse against minorities were reported in many U.S. cities.
Source: Drudge Report

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