South Wales police have arrested a man who allegedly threatened to kill Labor MP for the Rhondda region of Wales, Chris Bryant, following the murder of David Amess, who was stabbed to death on Friday.
Police said agents were notified at 4:30 pm local time on Saturday after the 76-year-old man sent “malicious” messages against the MP. Bryant has said he received the death threat after asking British citizens to be “educated” after Amess’ death.
The MP has also indicated that he has been harassed since taking office. “Last year it was the anti-vaccines, last year it was the people for Brexit,” he said, noting that the situation was “bitter,” according to the BBC.
In parallel, Bryant, who is gay, believes that “women, blacks, ethnic minority and gay MPs are worst, but we all get some (of harassment)”.
For his part, Justice Minister Dominic Raab announced that he had received at least three threats against his life in the past two years, the most recent being an acid attack.
Raab has made statements similar to Bryant and has estimated that his colleagues, especially women, have experienced “worse harassment” than he has, although he has indicated that he has been the victim of threats involving “intervention” three times recently. require.
The British police have declared the Amess assassination a terrorist attack. Amess was stabbed to death by a 25-year-old British man of Somali descent who was arrested at the scene during a meeting with his constituents in Essex County.