Below is a video released by Sadiq Khan.
The London mayor reads out abusive tweets he has received and calls for action to #endthehate.
The video starts with funny tweets: “Am I the only one who thinks @sadiqkhan looks like a pigeon?”, “Sadiq Khan looks like a sparrow” and “@sadiqkhan looks like a really shit stunt double for Jose Mourinho”.
Khan goes on to read abusive comments, with twitter users inciting violence against him, calling him a “Muslim terrorist” and urging him to “blow himself up”.
At the end, the mayor says: “I don’t read this out to be portrayed as a victim, but I worry about what happens when young boys and girls from minority backgrounds see this kind of thing on their social media timelines or experience it themselves.”