Man arrested over racist rant on Wellington bus
5:20 PM Sunday Mar 29, 2015
A Lower Hutt man has been arrested after a video of a racist rant on a Wellington bus against two young men who appeared to be Muslim was published online.
The incident happened on an NZ Bus in the Lower Hutt suburb of Naenae on Wednesday morning.
The footage, shot by an Iraqi Muslim woman sitting behind the man, shows the man calling out to the pair and accusing them of being “Islam c***s” and “shooting innocent people”.
“Go back to your own country,” he said.
One woman on the bus stood up for the young men and called out “welcome to New Zealand” to them before telling the man to behave himself.
The man then repeatedly told the woman to “shut your mouth up b****”.
Police today said they had identified and arrested a 66-year-old Lower Hutt man in relation to the incident.
Someone needs to tell the old white man that this isn’t 1960s New Zealand anymore.