Woman Arrested In Nz After Racist Outburst Is Caught On Camera
This is the shocking moment a Muslim woman and her friends were racially abused at a highway rest stop in New Zealand.
Mehpara Khan, 28, a PR from Auckland, captured this disturbing footage in Huntly on Saturday while she and her friends had stopped for a break.
Video shows the group being racially abused by another woman before she hurls a beer can at them.
A 27-year-old has since been arrested and charged with assault, assault with a weapon and using offensive language.
Ms Khan told the New Zealand Herald that her group were using the restrooms when a woman 'aggressively' walked up to them and began shouting before throwing beer at them.
As the footage starts, that woman can be seen picking one of the cans up off the ground, saying: 'Get in your f***ing car, hurry up. Do you not understand?'
Ms Khan tells the woman she was born in New Zealand and has a right to be in the country, but that only seems to incense her further.
'F*** off, I don't care if you were born here, you don't have the right to be here,' the woman shouts back.
'I was born here, I own this f***ing place now get the f*** off, you ugly f***ing Muslim b****.'
She can then be seen taking a swing at Ms Khan while she records, and throwing more beers at the
group before storming off behind a building.
Ms Khan said she was motivated to film the altercation after also being racially abused in a McDonalds back in 2015.
At the time she did nothing about it, saying she felt 'terrible' afterward, and vowed not to let anyone get away with it again.
Ms Khan took the footage to Huntly Police, who then arrested and charged the 27-year-old. She was due in court on Monday, TVNZ reported.
The footage was also posted online where it has been viewed more than 90,000 times, leading to an outpouring of support for Ms Khan.
Several rights groups, including the Islamic Women's Council of New Zealand, also condemned the attack after viewing the footage.
Ms Khan added: '[The woman's] act of hate has lead to an outpouring of support on social media and that's way more powerful than the five minutes of hate that she tried to inflict.'