A woman has been charged with racially abusing other passengers on a train in Sydney, Australia, after a video emerged of the incident online.
Sue Wilkins, 55, was arrested on the New South Wales Central Coast on Thursday following a video posted to YouTube of her racist tirade on a train between Central and Strathfield stations went viral.
Wilkins appears to be upset that there are no seats available on the train and takes her anger out on other passengers, shouting at the man video the situation and his girlfriend:
“Can’t you get an Aussie girlfriend? You had to get a g**k, you sad, poor pathetic man… Is it really that small you can’t get an Aussie girl?” she said.
“What’s wrong with Hong Kong? Why’d you come to this country? This is our country.”
After seeing the video Transport for NSW tweeted:
“We won’t tolerate threats to customers. We’ll work with NSW Police to ensure customers feel safe on every journey.”
Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Tim Soutphommasane commended those who brought attention the the incident, tweeting:
“Good on those train passengers for filming that incident. It’s one way we can hold people accountable for racist abuse, along with reporting”
Wilkins told NineMSN that she is quite remorseful, embarrassed, and ashamed of her behaviour, and she would like to apologise to the woman she racially abused personally.
Wilkins will face a Sydney court later this month.