What to do if you witness racial abuse?

  • Report it to the police.
  • If it is safe to do so, film it and then take the film to the police as soon as possible – it can help secure a conviction.
  • If it is safe to do so, speak up for the victim.
  • Share this message, so others also know

From 38 degrees.

I would also add:

  • Say something to the victim afterwards. It helps some to know not everyone agreed with the abuser, even if it wasn’t possible to speak up immediately.

Here’s a good article from last November about what to do.

And here’s the link again for reporting abuse to the police online.

(This advice also works for witnessing public abuse against other groups too.)