Woman Arrested In Suffolk Over Abusive Rants On Nigerian Student : “You’re Coming Here Pleading Poverty”
Feb 8, 2013 – Woman Arrested In Suffolk UK Over Abusive Rants On Nigerian Student : “You’re Coming Here Pleading Poverty”
A shocking video emerged today of a woman going on a rant to patients in a hospital waiting room.
The two-minute clip, filmed on Saturday night at Ipswich Hospital in Suffolk, saw the woman shout abuse at students Gina Thompson, 23, of Nigeria, and her 21-year-old Spanish friend. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO
The woman asked them ‘where do you come from’ before saying: ‘You’re coming over here and you’re pleading poverty. We are paying taxes you a***holes and we are going down in this crisis.”
The incident took place at 7:30pm in the hospital’s accident and emergency department waiting room, where Miss Thompson had gone with her friend who had sprained her ankle playing sport.
Miss Thompson, of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, is a film and media student at University Campus Suffolk and has been in the UK for two years, while her friend from Seville, Spain, arrived last September.
The woman shouted in front of about 20 shocked patients and friends or relatives: ‘What has happened to this f*****g country’, before directly abusing Miss Thompson who was sitting down.
She asked her ‘Where do you come from?’, to which Miss Thompson replied: ‘What does it matter where I’m from?’
The woman said: ‘We are paying taxes you a***holes and we are going down in this crisis’, before Miss Thompson replied: ‘Don’t call me an a***hole’.
But the woman said: ‘I will, because you’re coming over here and you’re pleading poverty. I am not well.’
But Miss Thompson responded: ‘You won’t call me an a***hole. I will not accept that. Don’t call me an a***hole. Don’t come to my face and insult me. You won’t do that. Calling me an a***hole? Are you alright?’
‘What has happened to this f*****g country? We are paying taxes you a***holes and we are going down in this crisis’
The woman said back: ‘Don’t accept it, you fat a***’, before a voice off camera said the police had been called.
The woman was then apprehended by a group of nurses, paramedics and security guards, saying: ‘There’s a revolution going on here.’
Miss Thompson told MailOnline after the incident: ‘I was so embarrassed and I couldn’t do anything because I was stuck in the situation, so we just had to laugh about it. All the attention was on us.
‘She said I’ve come here to claim poverty. That’s not true. I’m an international student and I pay £13,000 a year in tuition fees.
My friend is a student here from Spain.’ [Source: Daily Mail UK]
Watch the video below