Hundreds of hate attacks recorded in US since election

Evidence of a nationwide surge in such incidents is “anecdotal but not a fantasy” The (SPLC) Southern Poverty Law Center told the BBC.

Many of the attacks were linked to supporters of President-elect Donald Trump, said The nonprofit group.

It added that it was also monitoring social media and news reports of hate incidents. It has created an online form for victims to report hate attacks, said Senior SPLC fellow Mark Potok.

It comes after the FBI reported a 67% rise in anti-Muslim bigotry last year.

Its new tracking method had found “on an anecdotal level has been obvious” said The group.

Mr Potok added, “An awful lot of these crimes are directly linked to the Donald Trump campaign in the sense that graffiti was left or words were shouted that directly invoked Trump.”

Of being “the main driver behind Breitbart becoming a white ethno-nationalist propaganda mill” The group accused Stephen Bannon.

To appoint a right-wing media executive to the role of chief White House strategist, the Southern Poverty Law Center has also been critical of Mr Donald Trump’s decision.

On Tuesday Nevada Senator Harry Reid took to the Senate floor to cite the SPLC figures.

“Overwhelmingly the hateful acts are anti-Hispanic, anti-Muslim, anti-woman, anti-African American, anti-Semitic, anti-LGBT and anti-Asian” He added.

“to report bias- harassment, motivated threats, and violence” The Massachusetts Attorney General has set up a hotline for citizens.

Hundreds of hate attacks recorded in US since election

 

After reading reports from around the country of “conduct that imperils safety and civil rights” Maura Healey, an openly gay Democrat, took action.

The governor said in a statement, “Any acts of discrimination or intimidation will be met with the full force of the law.”

Canada crimes

Although it is not clear if they have anything to do with the US election, Hate crimes were also being reported north of the border in Canada.

Canada’s right-wing extremists

The posters began “Hey, white person” and directed people to join white nationalist groups.

After signs urging people to join the “alt-right” were posted around town, The Toronto Police hate crimes unit is investigating.

After a swastika was spray painted on the door of a local Jewish community centre, In Ottawa police are also investigating.