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Are Asians safe in a Brexit Britain?

Priti Patel (second from right) in Leicester

By: Eastern Eye Staff

RACISM ON RISE AFTER VOTE REPORTS are coming in of Asians being targeted by far-right members of the Brexit lobby. For example, one Twitter user, Heaven Crowley, a research professor in Coventry, wrote: “This evening my daughter left work in Birmingham and saw group of lads corner a Muslim girl shouting ‘Get out, we voted leave’. Awful times (sic).” Shazia Awan, a Cardiff-based PR consultant born and raised in South Wales, revealed she had been the target of several Twitter trolls, telling her to “go home” since “the UK was never your country”. Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, has…

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