English nationalists were tricked into 'defending diversity' on St. George's Day by charity
By Barfi Culture Team
24th April 2019

A charity fighting hate-crime pranked far-right activists into campaigning for diversity yesterday, on St. George's Day.

Tell MAMA distributed 100 t-shirts with the St George's cross to people who saw themselves as nationalists and were ranting against diversity, over the weekend.

But the t-shirts were heat-reactive and were triggered by body heat to display the message: "St George was Syrian. #DefendDiversity".

"In light of the recent surge in division and hate crime, we wanted to reclaim the St George’s Cross from those who spread division and celebrate it as a symbol of diversity," said Tell MAMA director Iman Atta.

She added: "Migrants have shaped our country, from St George to present day heroes like Mo Farrah, Rita Ora, Malala Yousafzai and Dame Zaha Hadid. Fly the flag for diversity this St George’s Day."

For some the George's Cross has become a symbol of far-right activism.

Which is ironic given that historians say that St. George had Syrian, Greek, Turkish and Palestinian heritage.


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