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U.K. experiences large spike in racist-motivated incidents following Brexit vote

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Thursday’s vote for the British to exit the European Union brought steep dips in global financial markets, but another unintended consequence was a sharp spike in racist incidents, the Washington Post reports.

London Police investigated what they referred to as a “racially motivated” attack against the Polish Social and Cultural Association, with graffiti saying “Go home.” The largest population of foreign-born people living in the U.K. are from Poland.

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Leaflets were distributed in Cambridgeshire saying, “Leave the EU/No more Polish vermin” written in English and Polish.

People are also taking to Twitter to report incidents of racist language coming from Brexit supporters:

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Despite assurances that existing E.U. citizens legally living in the U.K., many immigrants are now unsure and concerned about their future.

All the while, British tabloids are predictably inciting fear and race-baiting with readers who believe immigrants are a threat.

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On Tuesday, Nickelodeon hosted its "Kids Pick The President" straw poll, in which young viewers of the network give their own opinion on who should win the presidential election. The poll has no electoral significance, given that kids cannot vote and given that the survey methodology is not scientific and lets anyone opt in regardless of how it balances the sample.

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In the end, however, they couldn't even do it. Joe Biden won the poll, 53 percent to 47 percent.

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Wisconsin residents saw a “nightmare scenario” situation unfold Tuesday as 5,262 COVID-19 cases rocked the state, resulting in 64 deaths as President Donald Trump held a large campaign rally with few masks and zero social distancing.

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