A disgusting racist rampage on a Melbourne train began when an Australian woman asked two young commuters wearing face masks for a cigarette, eyewitnesses claimed.
The mother, who was with her young daughter on the Metro train, then started hurling racist abuse at the pair – and even allegedly punched one of them in the face.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, a passenger called Amber – who filmed the footage – said the disturbing fight broke out when the mum demanded they give her a cigarette.
When she tried to break up the fight and protect the two innocent men, the violent woman even called her a ‘German sl*t’ – despite her being British.
In footage which shocked Australia, the woman then screamed ‘go back to your own country’ at the men, calling one a ‘disease carrying motherf***er’.
The disturbing footage was filmed at 5.30pm on Wednesday after Amber got on the train at Oakleigh.
It comes as more Australians choose to wear masks to protect themselves from COVID-19, which has already infected 3,573, killed 14 and brought the Australian economy to a shuddering halt.
‘She was sat across the two guys and started pointing at them asking if they had a spare cigarette, to which they said no,’ Amber said.
‘Honestly, they were so timid these lads. They were just normal, keeping themselves to themselves.
‘She got up and started pointing their faces, calling them everything under the sun and making racial slurs.
‘She then leaned forward and flipped one of their caps back.
A mother screamed racist abuse at commuters wearing masks, calling them ‘disease carriers’
‘He obviously reacted, he stood up and shoved her back into her seat and then backed off.’
The commuters quickly intervened and tried to protect the two young men, moving them to the other side of the train – but the woman continued her tirade.
‘She just wanted more and to keep going,’ Amber explained.
‘She was weaving in and out, and then coming and screaming in their face. He was sitting down, she literally walloped him in the face – hard.
‘The group of us pulled her off, as well as other commuters, and separated them as best we could.’
The group were unable to stop the woman’s attack, and feared she could become more violent – having already witnessed her allegedly assaulting the men.
‘At this point she’d already gone for them twice, we’ve all told her to shut up and she’s not shutting up,’ she added.
A bystander filmed the moment the woman on the train in Melbourne yelled at two men to ‘go back to your own country’ as her young daughter begged for her to stop
Officers are understood to have taken the woman off the train and received statements from the victims, as well as numerous other passengers.
Metro’s general manager for passenger experience, Tilly Loughborough said the ‘appalling behaviour’ had ‘no place on trains or anywhere else’.
‘We sincerely thank the passengers who intervened and the Protective Services Officers who responded. Victoria Police is now investigating this incident,’ she said.
‘Anyone who witnesses such behaviour should immediately alert Metro staff via the red emergency button located in trains and on station platforms, or contact police.
‘We remind passengers to be kind to one another. Our staff are working hard to deliver an essential service for Melbourne during this difficult time.’
The video, which has since been given to the police, begins with the woman yelling at two young men.
Passengers can be seen walking away, asking: ‘How do you get security?’
The woman then screams ‘go back to your own country’.
‘F*** off to your own country you disease-infected dogs….Australia is my country. I was born and bred. Where are you from? Where are you from?’
One of the men replies, telling her he is from ‘this country’.
She then continues to tell him he is not Australian.
‘Are you born and bred? Are you a f***ing Abo? You get the f*** out of my country.’
Her daughter can be heard crying, pleading for her to stop.
‘Are you as Aussie as me?’ the woman asks. ‘F** your face mask you disease carrying motherf***er.’
Passengers can be seen walking away saying ‘how do you get security?’ The woman then screams ‘go back to your own country’
CORONAVIRUS CASES IN AUSTRALIA: 3,603
New South Wales: 1,617
South Australia: 287
Western Australia: 255
Australian Capital Territory: 62
Northern Territory: 14
TOTAL CASES: 3,603
Passengers can be heard telling the woman to stop. One can be heard on the phone to police.
Others on the train can be heard telling the passengers to ‘rise above it, it’s not worth it’.
When security board the train the woman yells: ‘This c*** is trying to go me.’
The entire train then yells ‘no’ in unison.
Since the outbreak, there have also been abusive incidents targeting supermarket workers and nurses.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Transport Victoria and Victoria Police for comment.
Source: dailymail UK