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Teen is charged after calling a girl 'an Asian dog with coronavirus'

por Kirsten Seely (2020-05-21)

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Shocking footage obtained by Daily Mail Australia on Monday afternoon and shot in Marrickville showed two women copping a torrent of racist abuse before one of them was spat at.

Sophie Do, 23, and her sister Rosa, 19, were allegedly called 'Asian dogs' and a 'dumb wh***' as they crossed the street.

In a reference to the coronavirus outbreak and its origin in a food market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the siblings were told they 'brought corona here'. 

The argument broke out in the streets of Marrickville, in Sydney's inner west, at around 3pm on Monday, ?????? with a woman in grey (pictured) racially abusing two sisters

A woman in grey was captured on footage screaming: 'I've got a knife in my bag... you little Asian dog.' 

'Asian b**ch. You brought corona here. Eat a bat again you dumb wh***.'

Police will allege that the two women were approached by a 17-year-old girl and verbally abused with racial slurs while crossing Petersham Road at Illawarra Road at around 3pm on Monday.  

Officers said the teenager allegedly attempted to kick one of the young women, before a bystander intervened and told her to leave.

As she walked away, the teenager allegedly spat towards the younger woman - hitting her in the eye - before leaving the scene, police said.

Sophie (pictured, left, with sister Rosa) said no one should be able to get away with racial attacks, which have ramped up in recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic

'She had pretty good aim, it hit my eye,' Rosa told Nine News.

'Straight in my left eye. It got in my hair, my cheek, everything. I was flabbergasted.'

Her sister added: 'It was horrifying. I really, really wanted to retaliate. 

'I really wanted to hit back, it took everything in me not to.' 





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The 19-year-old was helped by witnesses to flush her eye out and seek medical assistance. 

Police arrested a 17-year-old woman on Tuesday afternoon and charged her with three counts of common assault, use offensive language in/near public place, and two counts of attempt stalk/intimidate intend fear of harm.

The teenager was granted conditional bail to appear before a Children's Court on May 1.

Video captured by the sisters and shocked onlookers shows the woman (pictured, in grey) allegedly scream at the young women

The woman in grey (pictured, centre) was captured on the footage screaming: 'I've got a knife in my bag you little Asian dog'

Police spoke with a second teenage girl who was released without charge.

Speaking on Tuesday, NSW police commissioner Mick Fuller said the incident was a 'disgrace'.

'We're arresting and charging people for spitting and coughing on people every day,' he told reporters.

'It's a disgrace, putting aside the racial slur. We will take action.

'Maybe it's a $5,000 fine that'll sharpen people up on this.' 

The sisters said the ordeal was terrifying.    

Sophie (pictured, left with her sister Rosa) said hate crimes against Asian people had increased since the coronavirus pandemic began

Sophie (pictured, left) and Rosa (right) said they were not going to tolerate racist attacks

'Two girls walked passed us yelling racist things like ''stay away from them, they've got coronavirus'',' Rosa told Daily Mail Australia. 

'I simply could not tolerate it so I yelled back and said ''Excuse me? What did you just say? Say it again'',' Rosa said. 

The 19-year-old university student said the two women continued to taunt her and her sister. 

'Get out of here now, who do you think you're talking to,' the woman allegedly screamed while shaping up to the sisters. 

Rosa said the young women started walking away before coming back to abuse them again.

'You brought corona here. Eat a bat again you dumb wh***,' a woman (pictured) was heard screaming while walking away 

Sophie Do (left) and her sister Rosa (right) were crossing the road in Marrickville when they were targeted by a racist woman who accused them of bringing coronavirus to Australia

'She was untying her jumper from her waist and putting her bag on the ground, ready to fight me,' Rosa said.

A woman was then seen trying to kick Rosa's back, but Sophie quickly managed to pull her away.      

Sophie said no one should be able to get away with racial attacks, which have ramped up in recent months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

'Hate crimes against Asians have increased and I've seen disgusting videos from all around the world. I never thought I'd be in one,' Sophie said.

'It made me feel afraid for my sisters' safety. I knew that if I retaliated, it would've ended badly for us both.

Sophie Do (pictured, left) and her sister Rosa (right) had condemned the alleged attack, saying it is an example of the racist abuse Asian people are suffering amid the coronavirus outbreak

'So I kept my cool. I knew I took the best approach to ensure we got out of the situation safely.

'It made angry but mostly disappointed that we even had to hear some of the things she was saying and then be physically assaulted.'

Videos of the incident have since gone viral, with thousands of Australians condemning the the racist act.

'All the racists have something to do with failure in life,' one person wrote.

'That girl in grey ought to be ashamed of herself and her actions,' said another. 

'I am so so sorry that you and your sister had to deal with this kind of disgusting inexcusable behaviour,' another person commented.