Racist pensioner beaten up on a London bus by two black passengers after ...

This is the shocking moment a racist pensioner is beaten up by two black passengers after he called them 'monkeys' on a bus in north London yesterday.  

The confrontation took place on a street around Edgware at around 6pm yesterday. 

In the footage, the pensioner is accused of calling the black passengers 'monkeys' to which he replies: 'Yes you're a monkey'. 

Other passengers stand between the arguing parties and try to defuse the situation, while encouraging the two black commuters to leave the bus. 

They do, but more angry words are exchanged before the pensioner jumps to his feet and appears to swing at the black passengers. 

He is then punched several times, leaving him with a black eye and a bump on his head.

The pensioner is accused of calling the black passengers 'monkeys' to which he replies: 'Yes you're a monkey'

The pensioner is accused of calling the black passengers 'monkeys' to which he replies: 'Yes you're a monkey'

The pensioner is accused of calling the black passengers 'monkeys' to which he replies: 'Yes you're a monkey'

The pensioner jumps to his feet and appears to swing at the black passengers. He is then punched several times, leaving him with a black eye and a bump on his head

The pensioner jumps to his feet and appears to swing at the black passengers. He is then punched several times, leaving him with a black eye and a bump on his head

The video was posted by Instagram user @jayjaydax who claimed that the man had racially abused the group of young passengers prior to the fight - calling the group 'monkeys' and 'n******'.

She wrote: 'We had just gotten on the bus, we decided to stand because the back had a couple people. My cousin was leaning on the hand bars and the man randomly pushed his elbow off. So he did the normal thing and turned around confused and asked, ''Why did you push my arm off?''

'The man then replied by shouting don't talk to me you monkey which is when my friend turned around and said what did you say.

'We were all so shocked and then the man proceeded by shouting ''Stop talking to me you monkeys, f*** off'' repeatedly.

She claims that another passenger on the bus reported the elderly man to the bus driver who called the police.

But she adds: 'The bus driver called the police on the white man but they clearly didn't get there in time. The man then began calling us n***** and saying we shouldn't be on the bus. He then kept coming forward as if he was going to push us.

'But then as you can see in the video, he ended up actually swinging for my friends which is why they hit him. It was simply self defence.'

The camerawoman said that the other bus passengers advised that the

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