Racist ‘Pakémon’ stickers appear around London

Racist ‘Pakémon’ stickers have been put up around London, featuring well known Muslims with the tagline ‘Gotta catch and deport them all’.They are mock-up versions of Pokémon cards, mimicking the real game’s slogan ‘Gotta catch ’em all’.

Police are investigating the hate crime after the stickers were pasted on bus stops, cashpoints and at tube stations.
One of the stickers features a photo of London mayor Sadiq Khan, given the name ‘Hamaskhan’ (an attempt to link him to Palestinian Islamist group Hamas).

The appearance of the stickers has been viewed as evidence that people feel more and more comfortable expressing racist and Islamphobic views.

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