A white man recently abused a 27-year-old black man on the London Underground. The white man made monkey gestures at the black man, adding monkey sounds to rub in the insult. He did this in full view of all the other passengers on the train.
The victim by name Mohammed Dikir shared the video of the incident via his Instagram account. He said a group of men entered the train at the Northern line, close to Kennington last Friday. According to him, one of them made monkey gestures and chants at him without any form of provocation.
He said he had no idea he was the target till he made eye contact and the man gave him thumbs up. Dirir in his account said he refused to confront the white man as it would result in the proverbial “two wrongs don’t make a right.”
The act was condemned by the Director of Policing for Transport in London. He said such acts were not tolerated and has invited eyewitnesses to show up with their reports. The British Transport Police have also put the word out in search of the white man involved for necessary action to be taken.