This is what happens if you are caught without a ticket on the S-Bahn. Being black didn't help ether, on the contrary! #racism #everydayracism
Geplaatst door Natalija Miletic op dinsdag 27 juni 2017
Natalia Miletic who captured the event and posted it on Facebook, can be heard telling the inspectors:
“It’s absolutely not OK what you’re doing, the guy didn’t do anything to you.” You should be ashamed of yourself, this is racism what you’re doing,”. “Why are you doing this? He paid.”
The lady continues filming the incident until someone apparently tries to stop her.
The man, said to be a 48-year-old Nigerian, was allegedly pulled out from the train at Leuchtenbergring station. He appeared to have no valid ticket when inspectors approached him during the check. They asked him to show an identity card and pay a €60 fine ($68), according to the witness who filmed the incident and later described it to HuffingtonPost.de.
The man only had €9 in cash, which he wanted to use for food. The inspectors took the €9, saying he still owed the rest.
Deutsche Bahn, the company operating trains in Germany, said it was “unusual to receive only partial payments,”commenting on the incident later.
The incident was reported to the police due to the conflicting accounts. Although it was not clear whether the man’s skin color played any role, the Deutsche Bahn admitted there had been racist incidents in the past.
The video uploaded by the witness on her Facebook page has so far garnered more than 750,000 views.
“This is what happens if you are caught without a ticket on the S-Bahn. Being black didn’t help either, on the contrary!” reads the caption to Natalija Miletic’s post. With nearly 4,000 comments under it, the post sparked outrage, with some writing it had nothing to do with racism and others suggesting the man should have complied with the inspectors, since he did not pay.