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No place for racism in society - Campbell

31 March, 2015 - by Mary Ellen Campbell

Sinn Féin councillor Mary Ellen Campbell has said there is no place for racism in society. 

Speaking after being assaulted while trying to prevent a racially motivated incident on a bus in Belfast city centre, the councillor said; 

"I was travelling by bus to City Hall when I became aware of racist abuse being directed towards an older couple from Poland on the bus by a woman. 

"She was hurling racist abuse at them and using racist language and then assaulted them. 

"I, along with another passenger, intervened and alerted the driver at which point the woman became abusive to us and actually started attacking the driver as well. 

"I was hit in the head several times during the incident while attempting to calm the situation. 

"There can be no place for racism or racist attitudes in our society and I would encourage anyone with information on this incident to report it to the PSNI."

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