The following(video below) happened on Oct 15th, 2015 and was posted by the man who identifies himself as Christopher Raymond Hall, or DREAM清醒夢LUCID on his YouTube Channel.
Taiwanese netizens have been caught up in a heated debate over an incident which occurred on the Taipei MRT mid-October, when a foreign national was allegedly racially abused by a Taiwanese citizen. According to Christopher, the bully was following him and his girlfriend on a MRT train ride from Da’an Station to Shilin Station. In a 14-minute YouTube video, he tells of how he and his girlfriend were targeted by the Taiwanese man, who verbally abused the pair over their relationship.
In the bully’s own words, Christopher’s girlfriend was a “whore” for dating a “white man” – a statement which the man said left him hurt and offended.
While similar incidents are not common in Taiwan, and especially in capital Taipei, netizens have taken the opportunity to express their opinions over the alleged nationalistic, racial bullying.
In the end of the video, Christopher stressed that the racist comments were not the main issue and reason for the video, but it was how the police reacted that bothered him most.
Christopher went to the police precinct the day after the incident for a written report. However, it had been 3 weeks since the incident, Christopher claims that the police are still pushing the case back and forth between each other, trying to workout whose responsibility it is for this case.
When Shilin Police Department finally took responsibility, they called Christopher for the footage again. To make matters worse, MRT police was not aware of the fact that security camera footages from MRT trailers are deleted every 7 days. This MRT footage was crucial for this incident because it reveals who initiated the incident.
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