An altercation on the L train in New York City resulted in one racist traveller being ejected from the subway by his fellow passengers, according to Gothamist.
After an argument over personal space, a self-proclaimed NYU law graduate (who was openly drinking a Bud Light Lime-A-Rita) began spouting racial slurs at his interlocutors. Other passengers intervened and placed themselves between the intoxicated rider and those he continued to argue with. When the train arrived at the Bedford Avenue L train subway stop in Brooklyn, he was physically tossed out the doors of the car by angry riders. One woman threw a container of soup at him as he attempted to engage in a physical fight with the crowd.
Video of the incident was caught by passengers and has been going viral on social media. It has been viewed over 150,000 times:
"Understandably, this woman of color and a couple other folks as you can see in the video, call the guy out," said witness Joshua Pyne. "This guy starts caterwauling about his 1st Amendment rights and whatnot. The guy didn't seem to be falling-down drunk, but was ...clearly belligerent."
"After Bedford, the woman [who first called him out] kind of broke down. She and the larger gentlemen in black embraced and there was a good sense that social justice had been served," added an unnamed tipster. "We, the handful of folks that had witnessed the entire thing from the start, wished the guy well and hoped he'd have a better weekend, as the woman got off at Lorimer, and was gone before things settled. The whole thing happened really fast."
The NYPD say they have no police reports on the incident.