Safety Pins Send a Powerful Message After the Election

Small act, big message.

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In the days since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, people have been speaking out in large and small ways—from signing petitions to protesting in the streets. One subtle way people are making a statement is a fashion trend that comes from the Brits post-Brexit. To stand up against sexism, racism and xenophobia in the wake of the election, people are wearing safety pins in a show of solidarity.

Good reports that after an increase in attacks on immigrants in Britain after citizens voted to exit the European Union, a Twitter user rallied people on social media to wear the small pins to show unity.

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This week, as hate speech and violence were reported in the US, the symbol spread across the pond.

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