A woman has been arrested by police officers investigating claims of a black woman making racist comments about white people on a London bus, Scotland Yard said.
The Metropolitan Police said a 34-year-old woman was arrested on Tuesday afternoon at an address in Hackney on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence and is being questioned at an east London police station.
The video of a woman, who appears to be drunk, shows her launching into a 'racist rant' at her fellow passengers. It has been viewed thousands of times on YouTube.
Shouting that she “hates white people”, she goes on to say white people 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.”
Swaying, she bellows: '"I'm so glad. I'm born black and I'll die black. I was born African and I'll f****** die African."
She then goes on to shout “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'm black and proud” she adds.
“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.”
A spokesman for the Met police said investigations were ongoing.
“Officers continue to assess the footage that was brought to our attention, and we are now trying to establish when and where the footage was taken," a spokesman said.
"Anyone who has information that may assist, or was on the bus when the footage was taken, is asked to call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111. You may remain anonymous if you wish."
In May Jacqueline Woodhouse was jailed for 21 weeks after hurling racist abuse at fellow Tube travellers.
The 42-year-old former secretary launched an expletive-laden rant at passengers on the Central line, telling those seated near her: "I used to live in England and now I live in the United Nations."
A seven-minute video of the verbal assault was uploaded to YouTube and viewed more than 200,000 times.
Her conviction followed that of Emma West, who was charged with a racially aggravated public order offence in connection with an incident on a tram in December.
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Updated: 18:18 with details of police arrestSuggest a correction