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#WeStandTogether: TfL has launched a campaign to fight hate crime

Isabelle Aron

It's been a rough couple of weeks since the EU referendum result was announced, which has been made worse by a barrage of hate crimes being reported across the city. According to the Met Police, there have been 400 arrests for suspected hate crimes since the referendum, with offences increasing from 25-50 a day to 57-78 every day. But the good news is that London officials are doing something about it.

TfL has launched the #WeStandTogether campaign to try to tackle hate crime in London, which will bring together TfL staff and members of the Met Police and British Transport Police to raise awareness of hate crime and what to do to combat it.

The launch coincides with Sadiq Khan's #LondonIsOpen campaign, which hopes to spread the word that the one million foreign nationals who live in London will always be welcome. Speaking about the #WeStandTogether campaign, Sadiq Khan said: 'I am proud of the incredible diversity of our city and I will not tolerate hate crimes of any form, anywhere in London. We must stand together and anyone who sees or is targeted by abusive behaviour should report it to the police immediately.'

Find out how you can report a hate crime in London

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