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© Provided by 9News.com.au Two women have been abused and spat on in an allegedly racist attack on a Sydney street. A man has been caught on camera laughing and fake sneezing in what appears to be a racially motivated incident in Cairns.
The video which is circulating on social media shows a Caucasian male sitting in a car at traffic lights turn towards another car before mimicking a sneeze through his car window.
He pretends to sneeze two more times, ignoring the female driver who tells him to stop.
The video was posted to the Facebook page of Cairns resident Charlie Lee.
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"Embarrassed experience of racism in Aus. What stupid behaviour," Mr Lee, who is from Korea, wrote in a post accompanying the video.
Cairns locals have since criticised the man's behaviour at a time when the community is on high alert during the coronavirus pandemic.
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"Completely unacceptable and I don't want to live somewhere that thinks this sort of thing is ok," one woman commented on Mr Lee's Facebook post.
Member for Cairns Michael Healy said he was shocked at the incident.
"Any racial abuse is intolerable. It's extremely disappointing and the majority of people living in this city…would find that to be abhorrent and those actions are absolutely disgraceful," he said. Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced the deliberate transmission of COVID-19 is an offense under Australian criminal law and may carry a life sentence.
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"State and territory criminal laws also make it an offence to cause someone else to fear that they are having transmitted to them the virus, for example, by coughing on them," he said.
"Two people have been charged in the ACT for precisely this type of behaviour and the same will occur in other jurisdictions as well."
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