A Black woman was left in tears after a white woman went on a racist rant and got into a physical altercation with someone on a bus in Dublin, Ireland.
On Sunday (Sep. 13), Shola went out with a group of friends to celebrate one of their birthdays. The young women, who are international students, were repeatedly called the N-word and the entire incident was caught on video by a bystander.
“My friends and I were out in Dundrum at the mini golf for one of my friends’ birthdays. We were getting back on the bus when this lady started being racist towards us on the top deck of the bus,” Shola told Dublin Live.
In the footage, the woman yelled out, “I don’t want Coronavirus” as the bus driver tried to calm her down. He threatened to put her off the bus if she continued to use racial slurs towards the women. After the bus driver walked off, the woman yelled out that she would walk home, but “you can’t walk home to Africa.”
“I was in disbelief too, this is the first time something like this has ever happened to me, my friend’s birthday was ruined, she was crying,” Shola added.
“Fucking n*ggers!” the woman shouted. She then got into a physical altercation with one of the passengers.
Another white woman called her out for being racist. “You fucking racist piece of shit,” she said.
“I am a racist because I am with a race, white supremacy,” the woman replied.
The arguing continued for a few moments before the racist woman took a drink from a glass bottle and angrily walked off the bus. “I can’t sit here with these Black cunts,” she said as she left.
Although the video is only almost two minutes long, Shola says the tirade lasted for 10 minutes. “The abuse went on for like 10 minutes, she called us the N-word multiple times, told us to ‘go back to Africa’ and said we should get off the bus as she was there first,” she said.
The Irish National Police said that the incident is under investigation. “An Garda Síochána takes hate crime seriously, and each and every hate crime reported to us is professionally investigated and victims supported during the criminal justice process,” a spokeswoman told The Daily Mail.
Check out the video of the confrontation below.