Passengers on board a TTC streetcar intervened when a fellow passenger became subject to a tirade of racially-motivated attacks.
Liz Shane was one of several people on board a St. Clair streetcar, stopped at Glenholme Avenue, around 6 p.m. on Monday. Another passenger filmed part of the interaction as one man, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and a yellow construction helmet, started yelling at another passenger, a young Brown man.
“Welcome to Canada,” the man in the helmet said.
He accused the other man of hitting him and breaking his bag, incidents that didn’t happen, Shane said.
Shane said he also yelled, “Go back to where you came from!” and “You don’t even speak English.”
“At one point I called the [man in the construction helmet] an effing racist. And he said, ‘Yeah, so what? Go Trump.'”
Griffiths said the most troubling part is that the man wasn’t afraid or even shy to take up this position, knowing that the camera was rolling.
“I think he was proud of the way he felt … and I think we’re going to see a lot more of it,” she said.
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