The local Liberal Democrat team recently took to Winchester High Street to publicise the national Safety Pin Campaign.
The campaign stems from the fact that since the EU referendum there has been a significant rise in racism and xenophobia in Britain. EU Nationals, immigrants and refugees have suffered racist abuse.
The safety pin campaign aims to send a clear but simple message to anyone who feels threatened or ill at ease anywhere in public.
Wearing a safety pin says:
- I want you to feel both safe and welcome
- I am here to offer help and support
- I am prepared to stand up against racism
- I will not tolerate intolerance
The team spoke to dozens of residents and handed out lots of pins, local Councillor Jackie Porter Said; "It was great to see so much support for this initiative. The Liberal Democrats are an open, tolerant and united party. As part of campaigns like this we are fighting for an open, tolerate and united Britain."