The people of Manchester have not been welcoming. It’s words, violence, many things. I try to ignore people but I’m fed up now. I don’t get the respect I should here. People are not friendly here in Manchester. When they are rude to me, I don’t like it.
Particularly in the last year it’s got really bad. I try to be friendly and polite. But they just laugh at me because I am foreign and look at me strangely.
Aria said he is unemployed and on benefits, having worked as a waiter and a barman, and now plans to renew his Iranian passport and return to Shiraz in Iran.