More Than 700 Reported Incidents of Harassment Since Trump's Election

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There's been more than 700 reported incidents of harassment fueled by Trump's election, reports The Southern Poverty Law Center, a hate watch group.

The SPLC updated the information after receiving more reports on their #ReportHate intake page. The hate watch group had originally reported there were at least 400 incidents. The group said that while the number of incidents rose, the overall trend line "points to a steady drop-off." The SPLC reported that 65 percent of the incidents collected happened within the first three days after the election.

The hate watch group claims that anti-immigrant incidents are the most reported and 40 percent of those incidents happened in the school system, which includes primary school up through highschool and on college campuses. 

The SPLC broke down the types of reported incidents. At the top of the list with most instances of harassment is anti-immigrant, as reported above, and then anti-Black, anti-LGBT, swastika vandalism, anti-Muslim, and anti-woman.

The group is also maintaining a report of anti-Trump incidents. That number rose from 20 to 27 since the SPLC last updated their tracking information.

 

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