Bristol’s black mayor and deputy mayor has received nearly 6,500 racist and abusive emails, since the council approved a plan to acknowledge Bristol’s role in the slave trade.
Bristol's deputy mayor. Asher Craig said she and the mayor have been subjected to a "relentless" and "co-ordinated" campaign of racist emails.
Ms. Craig said it began after the council passed an "atonement and reparations" plan for Bristol's role in the transatlantic slave trade. She said: "Mayor Marvin Rees received over 4,500 and I received nearly 2,000 race hate emails in less than a week."
Ms Craig said since the motion was passed there had been a "daily onslaught" of emails. "I think we just become immune to it," she said.
"It sounds really bad, having to get used to something like that, but if I did we wouldn't be able to do what we do here for the city."
Avon and Somerset Police are investigating.