reports the footage was recorded by a passenger on the bus and posted to YouTube.
According to a Metropolitan Police spokesman, "On Monday August 20 MPS officers began to assess footage of a woman that was brought to our attention. It shows a woman making comments on a bus. Officers are continuing to try and establish when and where the footage was taken. At 2.15pm this afternoon Hackney police officers arrested a 34-year-old woman at an address in Hackney on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence, and she is now in custody at an east London police station."
The two-and-a-half-minute video (see video above
) shows a distracted looking black woman in an extended tirade against white people:
"I'm so glad. I'm born black and I'll die black. I was born African and I'll f****** die African. The only reason I was born in this country is because you f****** people brought my people here. My parents are f****** African, born in Jamaica. And I’m f****** African, born in England and I can’t stand you white people, I tell you.
"I don’t care what none of you lot got to say because at the end of the day if you lot would have had a choice you will f****** go with your people and I’ll go with mine. The whole lot of you are programmed, f****** puppets. Not this one, I’m black and proud.
"They (whites) all want to be f***ing black, they all put fat in their lips and their bottoms and sit down on the sun bed to be black.... Am I lying, am I lying?... No I ain't f****** lying."
reports that the footage was posted to YouTube on August 17. According to Digital Journal
, the video has sparked reactions from "natives"("Britons")
many of whom feel it is a "test case [that] will show whether or not the British Police treat ‘racism’ allegedly directed towards the indigenous white population in the same way as that allegedly received from the indigenous white people."
The Huffington Post
reports police are appealing to the public for more information on the incident.