Skip to comments.Shocking Racist Attack on Busker Caught on Camera
Posted on 02/19/2014 6:37:05 PM PST by nickcarraway
This is the moment two thugs launched a shameful racist attack upon a street busker, caught on camera by a BBC documentary crew.
Angolan-born singer Melo, who is homeless, was talking to a cameraman in Glasgow city centre for BBC Scotland film The Street when he was approached by a former nightclub bouncer who branded him a black b-.
Francis Muir was filmed racially abusing the busker, claiming he is milking our country for thousands, while he himself pays hundreds of pounds [in taxes] to keep you in the f- country.
As Muir, originally from Kirkcaldy, continues his tirade, a companion in a blue shirt who cannot be named for legal reasons tries to attack Melo, who manages to resist before passers-by and later the police intervene.
Muir was convicted of racially-aggravated assault over the incident, which took place in Sauchiehall St in 2012, and jailed for a total of ten months after also being found guilty of a separate incident involving abuse of an Asian police officer while out on bail.
MSP Graeme Pearson, Labours shadow justice secretary, told the Daily Record the incident was symptomatic of a culture we need to tackle, in terms of racism and sectarianism although at least those responsible in this instance were arrested.
We need to come to terms with what is happening on our streets and change it, he added.
Ugh, what a terrible place to be. Those two were reals scumbags.
A beggar asks.
A street performer does his/her thing for free and if feel like giving he/she will accept.
We need to come to terms with what is happening on our streets and change it,
He’s right. They need to get the buskers off the streets.
I'm glad we didn't get on the bandwagon.
Now, please, nitpickers, lay off of me about all the places we "colonized." I DON'T wanna hear it. I'm mean, nasty and tired. I eat constantan wire for breakfast....wait a minute. Isn't that Gunny Highway's line? Ooops, sorry.
You get the picture, doncha? :o)
I found Glasgow to be an amazingly scary place as a tourist. While I was sightseeing, there was a commotion in a crowd nearby. Someone told me that the locals were beating up a pickpocket - as though that was somehow “normal”.
Widespread incidents of the “knockpout game” are most certainly NOT racist, of course - in fact, they’re not even worth reporting in the mainstream press.
The civilized world is destroying itself.
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