‘It’s Ok To Be White’ Poster Sparks Hate Crime Investigation

Posters saying “It’s okay to be white” have sparked a police investigation.

They were found on lampposts in two roads in Basingstoke and near Basingstoke College of Technology.

Hampshire Constabulary was alerted to the posters by a resident on Thursday and said they were being treated as a “hate incident”.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has arranged for the posters to be removed.

Resident Priya Brown said: “These tactics are divisive and they have no place in today’s world. They’re tactics that are used to divide deliberately by neo-Nazi groups and white supremacy groups. It started in the US but we have seen it here in the UK.”

A spokesperson for the police force said it was liaising with local community groups as part of the investigation.

Original Article: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-59179914.amp

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