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  • arrow_drop_down Welwyn Garden City, 12 May 2017 - Verbal abuse / insults

    Although Eranda Wickramasinghe was born in Sri Lanka 40 years ago, he has lived in the UK since 1990, and won citizenship in 2000, marrying an Englishwoman two years ago and moving to Welwyn Garden City.

    Last week, as he arrived at the Hydeway end of the railway station footbridge on his way to work in London, he was confronted by a white man.

    The man shouted: “F***ing world must be s**t for you lot to come here”.

    Mr Wickramsinghe told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “I was left in no doubt about what he meant by ‘you lot’.

    “I found this deeply disturbing and hurtful. My wife and I would like to start a family, however we are having doubts about whether we feel safe to bring up any children we have in Welwyn Garden City.

    He reported the abuse to the police, but fears racist abuse has increased since the Brexit referendum last year.

    Source: http://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/racism-victim-speaks-out-after-abuse-in-welwyn-garden-city-1-5026788.

    Did anyone speak up or offer support?

    Unknown.

  • arrow_drop_down London, 21 May 2017 - Verbal abuse / insults

    An actor has said he was threatened after jumping to the defence of an Asian family who were allegedly racially abused on a London-bound train.

    He said: "As soon as we sat down on the table there was a couple who were shouting racist abuse at an Indian/Hindi family.

    "They were shouting things such as "get out of our country" as well as "p***s" and other things. The family left and moved to another carriage.

    "My friends and I were disgusted and said 'that's totally wrong' to which they then started calling us 'lefties' and 'd*******s' and 'f*****s'."

    Source: http://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/actor-threatened-after-defending-asian-family-from-racist-abuse-on-londonbound-train-a3545511.html.

    Did anyone speak up or offer support?

    He and his friends complained about the abuse to a member of train staff, who he claimed warned the pair to stop.

  • arrow_drop_down Middlesbrough, 20 April 2017 - Physical assault, Verbal abuse / insults

    A young woman who was allegedly subjected to a racial attack in broad daylight has said what happened to her was “literally disgusting.”

    The 22-year-old said she was assaulted by a man and woman as she was walking down Corporation Road in Middlesbrough after being told she “looked like a terrorist”.

    The woman, who The Gazette is not naming, said the pair appeared to be drunk and at one point was grabbed by the man and was told he was going to hit her and that she should “go back to where she came from”.

    Speaking of the moment she was allegedly abused last month, the woman said: “I went to the shops and on the way back two people approached me and for no reason started shouting at me and calling me a terrorist and saying ‘get back to where you came from.’

    “There were two of them, a guy and a girl and he came over, grabbed a hold of me and then told the girl to hit me while he was shouting racist abuse.

    “I had cuts all over my hands, what happened was literally disgusting. They were both drunk and obviously picking a fight.

    “The man was grabbing hold of me and scratching me and saying he was going to hit me. He was trying to get the woman to beat me up and saying I looked like a terrorist.”

    Source: http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/young-woman-targeted-alleged-racial-13084173.

    Did anyone speak up or offer support?

    “One of them grabbed my phone so I couldn’t record the incident, I even tried to run into a shop but the shopkeeper said they were closing and wouldn’t let me in.

    “People were just standing around watching while someone was beating me up. Why did this need to happen?”

  • arrow_drop_down London, 17 May 2017 - Verbal abuse / insults, Threats / intimidation

    Walking past Trafalgar Square a man was racing up to various passersby (presumably a lot of them tourists) yelling at them to speak English.

    Did anyone speak up or offer support?

    I didn't see anyone offer support, although he was moving quickly through the crowd. I think people were stunned and didn't quite know what was going on.

  • arrow_drop_down Bristol, 21 April 2017 - Damage to property / vandalism

    There's a John Doe paste up on North Street of a black homeless man, upon which someone has scrawled in green highlighter 'niggers out'.

    Did anyone speak up or offer support?

    n/a

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