A scandal was video recorded on tram 47 in Budapest. An old woman made comments about a child wearing a mask on public transport and criticized the mother. Passengers expressed their opinions as well, and the situation quickly turned into an aggressive argument.
Coronavirus has a negative impact on society. Some people lost their jobs, others suffered the tragic loss of their loved ones. But no matter how small or immense someone’s losses are, there is one thing that people share in common: many otherwise kind people are suffering from the stress and the negative impacts of the pandemic. This could have been one of the reasons why a comment instigated an argument on tram 47 in Budapest.
Blikk wrote that an elderly woman commented on a child wearing a mask. She expressed her opinion many times and said that the child could not breathe. The mother of the child replied that the child can breathe and they are wearing a mask on public transport to protect themselves and others.
The situation quickly escalated, and passengers took the side of the mother. The older woman said that the other passengers “believe in propaganda” and “experimental vaccines”. The scene ended in people shouting, and a man started yelling at the top of his lungs.
The video depicting the events was recorded by a journalist working for ATV. The video was broadcasted on TV and also shared on ATV’s Facebook page with the caption “Disturbing, sad video.” On the recording, we can see the older woman, who did not wear a mask, getting into a heated argument.
Someone told her to “shut up”, while another person told her to “put on her mask.” Another passenger who cannot be seen on the recording, but sounds like a child told her to “put on her mask or get off” the tram. A very angry man started yelling at that point, telling the elderly person that is because of people like her that people are coping with a pandemic. He added that the whole pandemic would be over if the old person and people with a similar mindset “would not be this stupid”. Then what sounds like a child’s voice loudly tells people to “call the police”.
A nurse, who works at the Covid department said something as well. The elderly person said “shame on you”. Then she allegedly got off the tram.
Source: Blikk, ATV