No one and I mean NO ONE ever deserves to be bullied or harassed. Coming across this recent article is really upsetting.
More than four in ten wheelchair users have been verbally or physically abused on trains, a survey has revealed. Blind and visually impaired passengers have also been targeted, with 41 per cent admitting they had been subjected to abuse on their commute. In total, more than a quarter of disabled rail travelers said they had suffered a hate crime or abuse, the poll for the Action for Rail campaign showed. -metro.com.uk
What the hell! A result of guard and other staff cuts. Quote from TUC general secretary and Action for Rail chairman Frances O’Grady said: ‘These findings are disturbing and show why the government must rethink its plans for the railways. Yeah to say the least.
After looking up more info, here is a quick snipet from the ActionForRail.org post: A particularly worrying finding from our survey was that over a quarter (27%) said they had been abused or suffered a hate crime while using the railways (jumping to over 40% for those that use wheelchairs). Losing staff from trains and stations is no joke for many people who face this kind of hostility and threat. - Visit actionforrail.org to read and understand more
This confirms what we ALL know. Some people are assholes!