Attack on a black woman on a bus in Tours: “you’re just a black woman, you get off the bus, you don’t belong here”

Attack on a black woman on a bus in Tours: “you’re just a black woman, you get off the bus, you don’t belong here”
Attack on a black woman on a bus in Tours: “you’re just a black woman, you get off the bus, you don’t belong here”

In this video published at the beginning of the week on the social network Tik Tok, a young black 18-year-old from Tours recounts having been the victim of racist insults from a Fil Bleu bus driver in Tours. A sequence viewed nearly 400,000 times in just three days and very widely shared.

It is a young woman, still in shock, who speaks in front of her camera. In this video of just under a minute, she recounts the facts. “I was taking the bus quietly, when a gentleman, the bus driver, looked me straight in the eye. He approached. I wanted to validate my card [de transport]. He looks at me, he says: you’re just a black girl, you get off the bus. You don’t belong here.”

“I have hatred”

She does not give further details about the precise time or the place where the events occurred. A distraught 18-year-old woman tells us that her mother France Blue Touraine was able to reach. An angry mother, and all the more worried in this current political context.

“I have hatred. It makes me angry, it’s normal. It’s injustice. Everyone is afraid, all Africans are afraid. We haven’t done anything. We are here, we work, we do everything that everyone else does. We’re not doing anything wrong,” says the mother who is considering filing a complaint. Her daughter, however, refuses to do so, as she states in a second video, also on the social network Tik Tok.

For its part, Fil Bleu assures that it takes the facts very seriously. The Tours transport network has also tried unsuccessfully to reach the Tourangelle and responds to all comments from Internet users. A necessary contact for Fil Bleu which could allow it to launch an internal investigation and shed light on this situation which it describes as intolerable, if it did indeed take place.

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