Disgusting racism

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FTW63 Thu 07-Jul-16 20:01:36

In a moment of mindless browsing a scanned the Daily Mail online and came across this story:

Bodies of five African workers from Gambia (Spansih nationals) remain trapped after 15ft high concrete wall holding back tonnes of scrap metal collapsed and crushed them to death at a recycling plant

A wall made up of 1.5-tonne concrete blocks gave way at Birmingham site
Men were sifting through scrap metal next to it when it collapsed onto them
Ten-strong specialist rescue team currently working to recover the bodies
A father-of-seven was amongst the victims, all said to hail from Gambia

Reader comments:
A terrible tragedy. So very sad. Condolences to their families.
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This plant seems to be plagued with bad incidents. ..hopefully the relevant authorities will put a stop to anything else happening

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What an awful for tragedy. My heart goes out to all those affected by this sad occasion. RIP
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shock Do these racist readers actually wish death on non-white no-Brits in the UK? WTF?!

I have put this under the referendum topic because the incidence of overt racism has reportedly gone up over the last two weeks and I just feel do disgusted.

There was another DM story where apparently an Argentinian born woman (british citizen) asked a guard at Canterbury cathedral for directions and he told her "Dover is this way" pointing to the door.

What is going on?

FTW63 Thu 07-Jul-16 20:02:55

another one under that article
Oh my god the poor guys. My prayers are with their families. RIP xxx

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DoinItFine Thu 07-Jul-16 20:07:44

OMG I hadn't heard how the men died before.

Jesus.

I also hadn't heard they were from Gambia.

How horrific.

Who knows why people up or down vote comments like that?

Seems weird to down vote sympathy. Unless it was more of an attempt to have more substantial posts rise to the top?

Or maybe they are just horrible bastards.

Good god, those poor men.

FarAwayHills Thu 07-Jul-16 20:19:49

Disgusting and shameful, those poor men.
I've seen a lot of racist and inflammatory comments in recent weeks under articles relating to Brexit and immigration.

'Skilled, law-abiding, Christians in..........anyone else out. You have been warned'
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Pendu Thu 07-Jul-16 20:23:54

It's so sad. When j heard on the radio they were from Gambia however I did feel an added pang of sadness though, I know this story won't get as much "air time" as those poor souls deserve. My DH has worked in similar places as a contractor, it's so frightening that this could have happened. I really hope and pray their race or ethnic it doesn't hinder any investigation/justice. sad

Iflyaway Thu 07-Jul-16 20:24:16

It's so depressing....

And shocking.

UnderTheGreenwoodTree Thu 07-Jul-16 20:26:53

Fucking hell. sad

FTW63 Thu 07-Jul-16 20:40:42

Thank you, i hesitated before posting this because it looked and felt so dark and I am trying to reduce my time spent online reading depressing content. but this went under my skin, thanks again for your comments.

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