In the wake of postreferendum hate crime, people of the UK have been urged to show their solidarity with EU (and other) migrants with a new accessory. Participants of the #SafetyPin campaign are reaching for their sewing kits and sporting safety pins in public to let immigrants know they stand with them and need not fear them. The idea originally came from Twitter user cheeahs. Inspired by the Australian #RideWithMe campaign, encouraging people to identify themselves as "a 'safe' ally," she suggested that they wear "a LITERAL safety pin."
— miss pommery 1926 (@cheeahs) June 28, 2016
The campaign has since gained traction with help from celebrities like Great British Bake Off 2015 winner Nadiya Hussain. Those wearing safety pins have taken to social media to share their support stating "if it makes at least one person feel better, it's worth it" and "I will also protect you if you are in trouble (martial arts training, several belts)." Show your love today and wear a #safetypin.