Late-night commuters unite against racist and hateful rant on Melbourne train

  • From: Herald Sun
  • April 12, 2013 12:00AM

FURIOUS passengers united to take a stand against racism on a Melbourne train as a woman exploded in a hateful rant on Wednesday night.

In a show of force against the vile diatribe, in which she called an African man a “black —-“, one of two commuters who had been shoved by the thug publicly denounced her racist taunts.

“This is not the Australia that she represents. None of this s— should be remembered after this,” the man said aloud to the other passengers.

In a touching sign of solidarity, a blond man told the woman, “If this is your country, then I don’t want to live here”, before shaking the hand of the other commuter.

Andrea, one of several people filming the scene, said she boarded the Craigieburn line train at Flinders St at 9.50pm and heard the woman begin to yell.

In the footage, the woman can be heard saying: “My grandfather was a sergeant in the Second World War.

“This is what us original Aussies fought for, to keep you black —– out.”

Andrea said the African man put his hand on the woman’s shoulder, to which she responded: “Get off me, you f—— black p—-.”

Several passengers then converged on the woman, telling her to shut up.

Seemingly shocked by the backlash, the woman said: “I’m being called a racist b—- in my own country.”

Andrea said she was impressed by the composure of the African man, the blond man and the man who confronted the woman after they copped the brunt of the poisonous outburst.

“It was impressive to see people stand up to her, rather than just sit back, as in similar incidents that have hit the media.”

The woman confronts passengers on the train.

Racism on Melbourne public transport achieved global notoriety after a man, egged on by several others, screeched violent threats at a French woman on a city-bound bus from Frankston in November.

Victoria Police spokeswoman Belinda Batty said Protective Services officers escorted the 37-year-old South Melbourne woman off the train at North Melbourne station and interviewed her.

Her companion, a 44-year-old Meadow Heights man, was searched and given a drug diversion notice after he was found to have illegal substances.

Public Transport Users Association president Tony Morton said while it was admirable strangers had stood up to defend others against racism, the incident further highlighted the need for staff, such as PSOs, to patrol trains as well as station platforms.

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Dumb, drunk racist loses his keys, blames Indians/Pakistanis/Bangladeshis

So you’ve had too much to drink, and you’re on your way home.  In your drunken state, you drop your keys on the tracks of a very busy station platform, with trains coming and going regularly.  You ask staff to retrieve them for you, and it seems you may be in for a wait, because of the trains.  You were drunk and you dropped your keys, so this is essentially your own doing.  You may be annoyed, but realise it’s your own fault.

Unless you’re this guy, which means you’re a fuckwit.

So instead, you blame the fact you dropped your keys on train tracks on Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis.  Somehow, it’s their fault.  It’s also somehow their fault that you don’t have a good enough job, because they stole it by… I don’t know, taking a job as a CityRail employee who is unfortunate enough to have to work a shift where drunk asshats are catching trains.  You verbally abuse one staff member, along with generally making abusive, racist comments directed at anyone who isn’t white.  When a fellow commuter happens to ask you to calm down and tries to talk to you rationally about why what you’re saying is disrespectful and ridiculous, you get frustrated.  You stand up and tower over him as he sits.  You get in his face.  You yell, you rant.  You push his shoulder.  You call him a geek.  You tell him he needs to stand up for himself because you’re verbally abusing and pushing him the non-white people took your job.  Or something.

As a supreme example of the ‘master race’, you stagger around and display your shiny white arse crack to the world as a confirmation of your alpha male status.  Because you are a fuckwit, you think this is acceptable.

Seems legit.

 

Tram passenger who hurled racist abuse arrested

Woman’s complaints about ethnic minorities living in UK filmed by fellow passenger on London tramlink route and put online
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guardian.co.uk, Monday 28 November 2011 19.32 GMT
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A screengrab showing a tram passenger making racist comments. She was later arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence. Source: YouTube

A woman has been arrested for allegedly making racist comments to other passengers on a packed tram. The incident was filmed and posted online, prompting police to investigate.

The clip (which contains explicit comments some viewers may find offensive) had been viewed more than 124,000 times by Monday afternoon after being uploaded to YouTube on Sunday, and shows a woman with a child on her lap shouting abuse at passengers. The incident happened on the Croydon to Wimbledon tramlink. British Transport police said a 34-year-old woman had been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence.

The video footage, which sparked a Twitter trend with the hashtag #MyTramExperience on Monday, shows a woman complaining about ethnic minorities living in Britain. She starts by saying: “What has this country come to? … with loads of black people and a load of fucking Polish. You ain’t English either. None of you are fucking English. Get back to your own fucking, d’you know what?

“Sort out your own countries. Don’t come and do mine. Britain is nothing now. Britain is fuck all.”

One of the passengers on the tram asks her to mind her language, saying: “There are little kids on the tram.” The woman points to the child on her lap and says “I’ve got a little kid here.”

Several other passengers complain about her use of language and racist comments, but the tirade carries on for more than two minutes.

Police launched an investigation after the video was brought to their attention on YouTube and Twitter. A spokesman said: “At present it is not entirely clear which tram stops the offence took place between and when it occurred.

“As a result, we need anyone who witnessed this incident, or with any information that could assist our investigation, to contact us.”

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