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Friday 18 August 2017

Police investigating after schoolgirls subjected to vile racial abuse in city centre

Grainne McKinney

Police are investigating a shocking incident in Belfast city centre in which three teenage girls were subjected to a tirade of foul-mouthed racial abuse.

The three teenagers - all aged 14 - were sitting on a bench at Belfast's City Hall on Saturday when they were approached by a woman who shouted racist insults at them.

One of the teenagers managed to video the incident on her smartphone.

The footage shows the angry woman ranting at the three children.

"See yousuns? Give it about five to 10 f***ing months and you'll be f***ing outta here," she shouted at the youngsters.

Journalist Grainne McKinney was an eyewitness to the foul rant.

Last night, she said she felt ashamed of her city after what she had witnessed.

"I rang the police and was talking to one of the girls who had taken videos of the woman. She was kind enough to send the videos, along with this message: 'Please let people see this. It happens every day and no one does anything about it. We're just school kids sitting in town - didn't even expect this to ever happen'."

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