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'Safety pin movement' takes hold amid Trump presidency fears

Johanna Dickson, in a selfie, points to a safety pin on her shirt in New York, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. A “safety pin movement” post-Brexit is offering solidarity to those who fear they’ll be disenfranchised by a Donald Trump presidency. “I chose to be an ally and not be silent,” she wrote on Instagram. (Johanna Dickson via AP)

Johanna Dickson, in a selfie, points to a safety pin on her shirt in New York, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016. A “safety pin movement” post-Brexit is offering solidarity to those who fear they’ll be disenfranchised by a Donald Trump presidency. “I chose to be an ally and not be silent,” she wrote on Instagram. (Johanna Dickson via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A "safety pin movement" post-Brexit is poking its head up in solidarity with those Americans who fear they'll be disenfranchised by a Donald Trump presidency.

The movement was launched by an American living in London amid reports of hate crimes in the United Kingdom following that country's vote in July to leave the European Union.

The pin is intended to show that the wearer is a safe person to turn to, and the symbol has gained popularity in the U.S. in the days since Trump's election.

Some people, though, like New York blogger Christopher Keetly, say it's better to show support through action. He is encouraging people not to wear the pins.