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Racist Tirade on Tram Illustrates Rising Hate Fears in UK Amid Brexit

Racist Tirade on Tram Illustrates Rising Hate Fears in UK Amid BrexitIn a video captured this morning that has gone viral in the U.K., two young men shower insults at another man for appearing to be not of English origin, on the Metrolink, a light rail system in Greater Manchester in England. The video captures the atmosphere of fear and uncertainty in the U.K. in the wake of the so-called Brexit vote, as hate crimes are said to have spiked across the country, targeting mostly immigrants and British-born citizens of foreign heritage. Yesterday the National Police Chiefs’ Council, an organization representing British police chiefs, announced that hate crimes in the U.K. from last Thursday to Sunday were up 57 percent compared with the same period last month.

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