Racist Attack On Street Busker

Before you read or watch the video below, be warned it is a little shocking and may upset you.

The video was filmed by the BBC in Scotland and shows a racist attack on a street busker. The Angolan-born singer and street busker, Melo, who is homeless, was chatting to a BBC cameraman in Glasgow city centre when he was approached by a couply of men who had come out of a local club. The proceeded to call him a ‘black b******’.

One of the men then started to start a fight with Melo, who in turn warned them to leave him alone. On a couple of occasions the man swings a punch but misses and stumbles.

One of the men has now been charged with racially – aggravated assault and jailed.

By Hannah Jones

Hannah is a Manchester based writer who has spent many years studying and working in the field of journalism and psychology. Hannah enjoys swimming, meditation and dog walking. Her favourite quote is, 'If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.'