Woman filmed shouting 'go back to China' to passenger on a Toronto train

Margaret Anthony/ YouTube

An incident where a woman shouted "go back to China" at another woman on a train in Toronto, Canada, has been captured on video.

The clip sees a younger woman begin to confront the older passenger and say the slur, while also trying to take her phone from her hands.

The incident is said to have occurred on a train on Toronto's transit system near Eglinton West station, last Saturday.

The footage was captured by Margaret Anthony, who also pulled the emergency alarm after she heard the racist remark.

According to Anthony, the commotion started when the younger asked a man for a cigarette but assumed that the other woman, who is reportedly a nurse named Marilyn, was filming her on her phone and asked her to delete it.

The two then began to wrestle each other for the phone, which is when Anthony and an unidentified man decided to intervene.

Anthony, who is a member of the Canadian Armed Forces is quoted as saying to Huffington Post Canada:

When I heard the young girl yell 'go back to China,' I was furious because I'm half-Chinese, so the smartest decision I made was pulling that alarm.

I couldn't stand idly by and listen to her speak this way.

She adds that the culprit ran away from the scene after she noticed that she was being filmed.

Officers from the Toronto police force reported that they spoke to the victim after it was reported at 3:30 pm on Saturday afternoon.

On Wednesday, Toronto police informed HuffPost Canda that the culprit, who has been identified as 19-year-old Tashia James, turned herself in.

She was arrested and charged with robbery, and failure to comply with probation.

A TTC spokesperson has condemned the incident and will assist the police in their investigation.

HT Huffington Post

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