Tuesday, May 24, 2022

‘ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARE RACIST’: Police investigating “It’s OK To Be White” posters…

Posters saying “It’s okay to be white” have sparked a police hate crime investigation.

They were found on lampposts in two roads in Basingstoke and near Basingstoke College of Technology. Hampshire Constabulary was alerted to the posters by a resident on Thursday and said they are being treated as a hate crime. Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has arranged for the posters to be removed.

Resident Priya Brown said: “These tactics are divisive and they have no place in today’s world. They’re tactics that are used to divide deliberately by neo-Nazi groups and white supremacy groups. It started in the US but we have seen it here in the UK.”

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— Secretary of Akkad (@AkkadSecretary) November 6, 2021

A spokesperson for the police force said they were liaising with local community groups as part of the investigation.

Source: BBC