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Hungarian Woman Escorted by Police from São Paulo Metro As Crowd Chants ‘Racist’

Júlia Tar 2022.05.04.

A Hungarian woman, Ágnes V., was taken away by police officers from one of the São Paulo subways as an angry crowd chanted that she was a racist. So far, much remains unclear about the case.

According to reports, two women were traveling side by side on the metro when the Hungarian woman told the Brazilian woman sitting next to her to take her hair off her because she might catch an infection. It is possible that something else was said, but it is also possible that this was essentially what the Brazilian passenger got upset about, Telex reports. All that seems certain is that the Brazilian woman could have accused Ágnes V. of racism, and the footage suggests that many passengers quickly came to the same conclusion, as the whole crowd started shouting at the Hungarian woman that she was a racist.

The people were so angry that the Hungarian passenger had to be escorted out of the subway by police, and videos were taken of the incident. The local police are investigating the matter.

There are also several videos on Brazilian social media showing the Hungarian woman and a black passenger arguing, filmed on a subway train in motion:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to Telex that the woman is an employee of the Consulate General of Hungary in São Paulo. They said: “Our representation is in constant contact and cooperation with the authorities and we cannot provide any further information on the ongoing procedure.”

Featured image: screen capture from a Twitter video


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