Police are investigating after the head of an equality group at Cambridge University claimed “all white people are racist” in a tweet sent in support of protesters who clashed with police in east London over the death of a young man.
Jason Osamade Okundaye, who runs the university’s Black and Minority Ethnic Society, took to Twitter after the protest over the death of Rashan Charles.
A series of tweets praised the protesters and claimed that white people had “colonised” Dalston, a once working-class area in the borough of Hackney.
One tweet from the privately educated 20-year-old’s account said: “Watching these middle-class white people despair over black people protesting in their colonised Dalston is absolutely delicious.”
He then said that white people should “go back” to areas such as Exeter and “Solihurst” – presumed to mean Solihull in Birmingham.
Another said: “ALL white people are racist. White middle class, white working class, white men, white women, white gays, white children they can ALL geddit.”
He then urged protesters to “smash everything”.
Cambridgeshire Police said they were investigating following numerous complaints that the tweets were inciting violence and hatred.
Mr Okundaye, who studies sociology and politics at the prestigious university’s Pembroke College, made his account private after the tweets caught the attention of the media.
Tory MP Bob Blackman said: “This is stirring up racial hatred unnecessarily – and completely without justification.”
A spokesman for Cambridge University said: “The College is looking into this matter and will respond appropriately.”
Mr Okundaye was reportedly born in south London and educated on an academic scholarship at the…