Disturbing new footage has emerged of a mother who went on a violent and racist rampage on a Melbourne train in front of her horrified daughter.
The extended video from a Metro train near Oakleigh shows the girl begging her mother to stop as she calls two masked Asian commuters ‘disease-carrying dogs’.
Later on in the video, the woman is seen approaching the men and throwing a punch at one of them before being wrestled to the ground.
She can also be seen grabbing her crying child roughly by her sleeve.
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Disturbing new footage has emerged of a mother who went on a violent and racist rampage on a Melbourne train in front of her horrified daughter (pictured)
It comes as more Australians choose to wear masks to protect themselves from COVID-19, which has already infected 6,010, killed 50 and brought the Australian economy to a shuddering halt.
‘What’s with the coronavirus then?’ she says at the beginning of the clip.
‘It’s my country, I’m an Aussie citizen.’
As the enraged woman stands up, her daughter can be heard saying ‘no mumma’ and ‘let’s go.’
A passenger named Amber who was on board when the March 25 incident took place told Daily Mail Australia she tried to intervene to help the two innocent men, but the enraged woman called her a ‘German sl*t’ – despite her being British.
‘She was sat across the two guys and started pointing at them asking if they had a spare cigarette, to which they said no,’ Amber said.
‘Honestly, they were so timid these lads. They were just normal, keeping themselves to themselves.
‘She got up and started pointing their faces, calling them everything under the sun and making racial slurs.
‘She then leaned forward and flipped one of their caps back.
A mother screamed racist abuse at commuters wearing masks, calling them ‘disease carriers’
‘He obviously reacted, he stood up and shoved her back into her seat and then backed off.’
The commuters quickly intervened and tried to protect the two young men, moving them to the other side of the train – but the woman continued her tirade.
‘She just wanted more and to keep going,’ Amber explained.
‘She was weaving in and out, and then coming and screaming in their face. He was sitting down, she literally walloped him in the face – hard.
‘The group of us pulled her off, as well as other commuters, and separated them as best we could.’
The group were unable to stop the woman’s attack, and feared she could become more violent – having already witnessed her allegedly assaulting the men.
‘At this point she’d already gone for them twice, we’ve all told her to shut up and she’s not shutting up,’ she added.
A bystander filmed the moment the woman on the train in Melbourne yelled at two men to ‘go back to your own country’ as her young daughter begged for her to stop
After the woman got off the train, officers received statements from the victims, as well as numerous other passengers.
Metro’s general manager for passenger experience, Tilly Loughborough said the ‘appalling behaviour’ had ‘no place on trains or anywhere else’.
‘We sincerely thank the passengers who intervened and the Protective Services Officers who responded. Victoria Police is now investigating this incident,’ she said.
‘Anyone who witnesses such behaviour should immediately alert Metro staff via the red emergency button located in trains and on station platforms, or contact police.
‘We remind passengers to be kind to one another. Our staff are working hard to deliver an essential service for Melbourne during this difficult time.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Victoria Police for comment.
Passengers can be seen walking away saying ‘how do you get security?’ The woman then screams ‘go back to your own country’