New Delhi April 20: In a shocking incident of racial abuse against Indians, an Irish woman has been caught making expletive-laden racist comments towards fellow Asian passengers on a train.
The video, originally posted on Twitter, shows the woman hurling racist abuse at her Indian co-passengers after a trivial row over a bag on a seat.
“F**k off back to India. Don't give me your guff, you f**king cheeky p***k,” the woman is heard saying.
“Respect my f**king country and get your bag off the seat.”
“Come on Ireland. Come on the Republic. Let the Indians in and take our seats,” she said.
“Speaking f***ing English when you're in f***ing Ireland,” she tells a young man sitting next to her.
When some other passengers tried to stand up for the victims, she abused them as well.
“Look at the ugly head of that fella. That’s the only reason he’s backing you up is because he’s ugly,” she said.
Twitter user ‘TheBexWay’ filmed the woman on a train from Limerick Colbert station to Limerick Junction on Sunday, Irish Independent reported.
She tagged the Irish Rail account during the trip, saying the woman had been making abusive comments for 10 minutes, the report said.
“Go back to India. Don’t give me your guff,” the woman was heard saying in the video.
The passengers left their seats after 16 minutes of verbal abuse, the report said.
“You don’t really get the full effect of what happened from the video. She was literally sitting beside them, screaming bloody murder in their faces. It went on for almost the whole train ride,” said the woman who posted the videos, according to the news report.
“I didn’t feel safe. If that turned into a fist fight, there would have been nobody there to help us.”
Irish Rail has reported the incident, captured in a series of videos showing the Irish woman’s racist rant on a Limerick train, to the Gardaí, the state police force of the Republic of Irelan
A spokesman for Irish Rail told the Irish Independent that behaviour like this will not be tolerated on their service.
“People should be able to travel on our services without abuse of any kind. The footage is very clear and very shocking and we welcome the fact that another member of the public was able to assist in identifying the person involved,” he said.
In March, a study issued by the European Network against Racism Ireland (ENAR Ireland) found that there was an alarming growth in the number of racism incidents being reported over the last six months, the report said.