Racism After Brexit Prompts Scottish Punjabi Woman To Give Abusers History Lesson On Twitter

'My people helped make Britain what it is today.'

Reports of racist and xenophobic incidents have spiked following the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

But one woman has posted a series of tweets for the attention of any voters who might find themselves agreeing with or even taking part in racist incidents.

Twitter user Menissa S, who defines herself as an Asian Scot, had this message - with a history lesson included for free:

She stressed how since they arrived in the UK, her family had contributed to their country.

And to those who think people like Menissa should "go home"? She has a very simple message:

After a fellow user suggested that she had been sneering at those who pay less tax, she followed up to several comments and explained that she hadn't imagined her tweets would be so widely read...

She also said she regretted some of her choice of words, such as calling those who voted leave (particularly the Welsh) "stupid":

Her tweets have been retweeted and liked thousands of times.

They even caught the attention of Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who retweeted all 16.

The National Police Chiefs’ Council revealed a rise of 57% between Thursday and Sunday compared to the corresponding days four weeks ago.

Anecdotally, there has also been a spate of verbal and physical attacks against those from Eastern Europe living in the UK.

Attacks on those from non-EU countries has also risen with a 57% increase of those against Muslims, including small children and Brits of foreign ancestry have also been targeted.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has asked Scotland Yard to be “extra vigilant” after a number of incidents were reported in the capital and around Britain, the Press Association reported.


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