British Woman Arrested After Racist Tirade

    November 28, 2011

A British woman has been arrested after a nearly two-and-a-half minute video in which she delivers a profanity-laden racist tirade on a British train car gathered nearly 125,000 views and well over 40,000 comments in less than a day on YouTube. The woman, seen holding a small child on her lap, lets fly a torrent of f-bombs in her rant about the minority population of Britain, who she believes are not English, and should go back to their own countries. Several attempts to quiet the woman only manage to inflame her further.

In response to the attention garnered by the video, word of which spread widely through Twitter via the #mytramexperience hash tag, British police tracked down the woman and arrested her for a racially aggravated public order offense. The woman’s name is not available at this time. The British Tram Police announced that they had made the arrest via Twitter.

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The video is embedded below.