This thread about an A&E doctor who was racially abused while working on Brexit night is heartbreaking

Darren Richman
Monday 03 February 2020 14:30
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A man has shared a story about his friend, a non-white British A&E doctor, and the disgusting treatment they received on the night of the Brexit celebrations.

The Twitter user, known only as ClincOncDoc, explained that his friend had been working the horrifying night shift after Brexit was realised, and was subjected to all manner of vile abuse. These is almost unsurprising at this point, not least because there was a rise in hate crimes in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit vote in 2016. For some, the entire concept of Brexit has, unfortunately, become intrinsically linked with the subject of immigration.

The illuminating thread was unwavering in its criticism of the racists and defence of the doctor.​

The thread can be read in its entirety here:

Some of the replies were as devastating as the original thread.

Others had suggestions for what should be done to combat such ignorance.

Plenty of people simply felt ashamed of their compatriots.

Most of all, though, people were blown away by the sheer professionalism of the doctor at the centre of the story.

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