Police in England have accused a teenager caught bullying two British Nepalese sisters and spitting out racial slurs in a video that has gone viral on social media. Searching.
Kanti Gurung, 23, and her 16-year-old sister were walking through their hometown on Saturday when a group began shouting racist slurs in Maidstone, Kent, around 4:45 p.m. local time, she said. said.
In the viral video, a blonde-haired girl, identified by social media users as Tammy Smith, can be seen racially mocking and attempting to physically attack Gurung.
“Look at you. Chin, Chin, Chung!” she says, watching bystanders film and laugh at Gurung.
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“I didn’t know the members of the public shoot, but instead of trying to keep us safe they mocked us like animals,” Gurung told NextShark.
This is when we realized that we were not welcome in the country we grew up in. Silence is violence. At that moment, her sister Mary and I felt attacked. It was a large crowd of people against us.
During the incident, Gurung said security guards at retail store Primark were able to protect them. I feel insecure about my hometown.
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I am disappointed in our society. I never thought my hometown would be a dangerous place. I worked at a superdry in town and one day the customer I was helping could be people documenting me and my sister being racist attacked. I noticed that there is
After the attack, Gurung reported the incident to Kent police and local authorities.
As of this writing, Smith’s whereabouts are unknown and Gurung is concerned for his sister’s safety. Gurung has been driving Mary to and from school to ensure her safety.
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Her school fails to understand the seriousness of this attack and her classmates show a lack of compassion. Instead, Mary was further exiled. It shows how deep-seated racism runs deep in our own society’s inability to reflect and recognize the wrongs of their actions.
Ms Gurung said she cried as she reflected on the sacrifices her parents had made for her family and Britain.
My father is a former military veteran, a Gurkha, a Nepali soldier allied with the British Embassy. He fought for our country. It boiled my blood to be unwelcome in a country his father gave up living in. Not only are we his third generation, our heritage is as close to Britain as it is to Nepal. My sister was born here. So what do they mean when they say “go back to your country”?
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Gurung said the racist-motivated attack took place on the same day that her and Mary’s attacks took place. original song“I Used to Be” was played on the BBC Music Introduction.
“It’s a shame that this event overshadowed a truly great achievement,” Gurung told NextShark. “It’s hard to see anything positive in times like these, but our music is our safe haven.”
According to Gurung, the song is about “letting go of the past and growing into who you want to be”. Gurung originally wrote the song on guitar, with Mary producing the accompanying beats. The sisters, who share a passion for music, hope to produce a collaborative EP soon.
Gurung, who has been making music since he was 16, hopes to use his talents to “shed light” on political and social issues, such as the racism that he and his sister have faced, and has found his way into the music industry. She believes she lacks
But for Gurung, “Voices are needed, they must be powerful, they must be used and they must be heard. People must wake up to the truth.”