WEB DESK: Safety pins have become a symbol of solidarity with refugees and other migrants since the historic Brexit vote to leave the European Union in June.
Now, people in the United States are showing that they are allies with groups — including LGBT, minorities and women — who say they feel threatened by Donald Trump’s election.
The Hollywood Reporter has more on how the movement started:
‘A movement has started in the U.S. of people wearing a safety pin in order to demonstrate they do not believe in the campaign rhetoric of Donald Trump, which has been called racist and xenophobic.
The safety pin is a way of showing they are a safe space for those who are afraid, many of whom are minorities.
The movement reportedly began over the summer in England following Brexit, also as a way to show refugees and immigrants they had friends.’
Meanwhile, since winning the election, Trump has called for Americans to come together and be unified.