Thursday 21 September 2017

Irish in the UK: Disgraceful racist crimes raise fear factor for every immigrant here

'The fallout of the Brexit vote has meant that people in the UK are not only turning on themselves, some are using it as a clear opportunity to release their hatred for other nations.' (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
'The fallout of the Brexit vote has meant that people in the UK are not only turning on themselves, some are using it as a clear opportunity to release their hatred for other nations.' (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Jennifer O’Brien

It was the latest in a shocking series of video clips and social media snippets that paint a bleak picture.

Manchester Police are investigating an incident of racial abuse that took place in the city at 7.30am yesterday.

Footage of the attack, which shows a group of youths telling a man to get off a tram, has been widely circulated. During the incident, a tram passenger is told to "get back to Africa" and called a "f**king immigrant" before being drenched in beer by the gang.

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