Police in England are investigating 'Happy Brexit Day' posters that warned people speaking anything other than the Queen's English should leave
- "Happy Brexit Day" posters warned residents in a social housing block in Norwich that speaking languages other than English would no longer be tolerated.
- "We do not tolerate people speaking other languages than English in the flats ... If you do want to speak whatever is the mother tongue of the country you came from then we suggest you return to that place," it said.
- The posters were placed in communal areas around Winchester Tower, a housing block in Norfolk, England on Friday, according to a resident who reported them as cited in a report from HuffPost.
- Police have removed all the posters and are treating the incident as a racially-aggravated public incident, a spokeswoman at Norfolk Police told Business Insider.
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Police in Norwich, east England, are investigating a series of "Happy Brexit Day" posters that warned residents in a housing block that speaking languages other than the Queen's English would not be tolerated.
The posters were placed in communal areas of Winchester Tower, a social-housing estate in Norwich, and first noticed last Friday morning, HuffPost reported, citing an unnamed resident of the block. The UK formally withdrew from the EU that day.
This trending photo from a door in Norwich makes me livid & embarrassed.
Norwich is the most tolerant, accepting, loving city I have ever lived in or visited.
Here's what it says:
"As we finally have our great country back we feel there is one rule to that needs to be made clear to Winchester Tower residents.
"We do not tolerate people speaking other languages than English in the flats.
"We are now our own country again and the the [sic] Queens English [sic] is the spoken tongue here.
"If you do want to speak whatever is the mother tongue of the country you came from then we suggest you return to that place and return your flat to the council so they can let British people live here and we can return to what was normality before you infected this once great island.
"It's a simple choice obey the rule of the majority or leave.
"You won't have long till our government will implement rules that will put British first. So, best evolve or leave.
"God Save the Queen, her government and all true patriots."
According to a police statement obtained by Business Insider, the incident was initially reported on Saturday afternoon, and police have since been removed all of the posters for forensic enquiries.
Police are treating the incident as a racially-aggravated public incident, but have made no arrests yet, a spokeswoman for the force told Business Insider.
"There is no place in society for hatred and intolerance," she said. "Nobody should have to face intimidation because of who they are and it is more important than ever that we stand together in the face of hostility.""We remain committed to helping people feel safe and secure as they go about their lives."Many residents in the area slammed the poster, with Humphrey tweeting: "This photo in no way represents our county or city. A racist, bigoted minority will NEVER be tolerated & NEVER prevail." Similar, Ben Garrod, a professor at the nearby University of East Anglia, tweeted Saturday: "Norwich is an open, inclusive place; this hateful crap needs to be dealt with." The city of Norwich voted to remain in the EU by 56.1% in the 2016 referendum After photos of the poster went viral online, dozens of people in Norwich gathered outside Winchester Tower to say "thank you" to residents in various languages, according to local reporter Dave Hannant.
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