Two fed-up citizens in the UK were arrested on ridiculous charges of racially aggravated offenses, after they posted what some like to call “disgusting” and “racist” stickers in and around Sheffield, which said “Pubs Closed, Borders Open,” claiming to link illegal migration with the China coronavirus pandemic.
Summit News Leftist Councillor says message is an affront to so-called “diversity” (aka Muslim invasion).
The stickers, another of which said “open border, virus disorder,” were posted on lamp posts, bins, bus stop signs and bollards around areas of Sheffield. They are believed to be the work of the Hundred-Handers group, described as “far right” by the BBC.
Police said two men, aged 20 and 22, were held on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offenses and have now been released while investigations continue.
“This is absolutely disgusting and comes at a time where our diverse community is busy working together to tackle the virus,” he said. “This sort of behaviour can damage community cohesion and relationships across the city. We’re all working together to try to combat the virus.”
SImilar stickers have also been posted in other northern cities, including Leeds, York and Hull.
The stickers were deemed “racist” despite the fact that early border controls are what saved some countries from the worst of the coronavirus.
NY Times The number of illegal alien Muslim migrant-wannabes arriving in Britain in small boats crossing the English Channel rose more than sixfold over the past year, according to estimates from the BBC and other news organizations, even as the government moved to step up enforcement.
Security experts and rights groups said the rise reflected the closing of invader camps in Calais and Dunkirk, in France. From those busy ports, illegal migrants could stow away on trucks, generally a less risky option than crossing in often unseaworthy small vessels.
The British government has also noted a sharp rise in boat arrivals in 2019, though the Home Office, the government department responsible for migration, would not confirm the news outlets’ estimates.
The Home Office said in a statement that it was committed to making the crossings an “infrequent phenomenon” and would continue to work with French authorities on enforcement.
The French authority responsible for patrolling the Channel has reported near-daily rescues of Muslim migrant boats crossing from France to Britain.
The vast majority of illegal Muslim migrants who arrive in Britain are neither deported nor returned to France; most go through the asylum application process in Britain.
Natalie Elphicke, a newly elected Conservative member of Parliament representing Dover and Deal, on the part of England’s coastline closest to France, called for all migrants who arrive by small boat to be returned to France.
“The best way to end these dangerous crossings is to ensure that anyone found in the English Channel is returned to the safety of France,” she wrote on Twitter.
Rights groups say the rise in Channel crossings is worrying. Many criticized calls to return migrants to France, pointing out that international law did not require asylum seekers to claim asylum in the first safe country they entered.
Bridget Chapman, a spokeswoman for the Kent Refugee Action Network said the Home Office’s emphasis on turning back arrivals was “extremely irresponsible.”
“If they were serious about stopping this trade, they virtually could stop it overnight by offering people with strong asylum claims safe and legal passage,” Ms. Chapman said. “Why are we forcing them into the hands of people traffickers?” (Why aren’t you turning the boats back as Australia did so successfully?)