Why public transport sucks, big donnybrook on Perth Bus

This is why you won’t catch me on public transport…feral scum. This donnybrook is making news in Australia.

Warning NSFW: Language

It started with racial abuse then continued with a tirade of explicit language and threatening gestures, and ended in an all-out brawl.

The shocking footage, taken by a passenger on a Transperth bus, shows a verbal altercation that spiralled into a violent punch-up between two women.

It appears the incident was sparked after one of the woman confronted the other over racial comments made toward another passenger.

Within minutes the argument became physical and a fight broke out.

As passengers quickly move to get out of the way, the women can be seen slapping and hitting each other on the floor of the bus.

The clip ends with one woman pinning down another in the aisle and hitting her repeatedly.

What happened next is yet to be confirmed by the Public Transport Authority, however spokesman David Hynes has told Fairfax Media that the bus driver followed safety protocols.

Mr Hynes said it was the PTA’s “clear position” that “passengers should be able to undertake their journey without being intimated or offended by language and behaviour such as that depicted”.

A situation which is common on Perth buses, according to Kevin Starr bus industry organiser of the WA Transport Workers Union.

“It’s not unusual. This sort of punch-up would happen at least weekly, maybe even as a daily occurrence on a minor level [such as verbal abuse or spitting],” he said.

Mr Hynes said the PTA has been able to locate a report lodged for the incident, but was unable to advise where and when the fight took place.

 


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