Saturday night around 9:15 I was taking the 10 Dalhousie home from work. I was sitting towards the back of the bus with a fellow mall employee and a group of girls and their guy friend. The were being loud, annoying, and terribly obnoxious. I am used to getting off work and experiencing these types of inconsiderate people (I am accepting that I am going to need a hearing aid later in life from turning my MP3 player up to max). A girl a few seats up decided to say something to the gang of girls (BAD idea). The girls started screaming/laughing MANICALLY, pissing the girl off, causing her to mouth off a bit to them. They started verballing fighting, and soon it was the groups stop. On the way out the bus they all train punched the girl in the face, laughing and ridiculing her. The poor girl had a box in her lap which was shoved in her face giving her a welt. There was also a guy blocking the door out (unintentionally), and aparently this inconvience was enough for the only guy in the group to smoke the passenger in the face three times-blood squirted out of his nose. They all got off the bus and several girls searched through their bags to find tissue for the poor fella with a bloody nose.
This type of violence is disgraceful, and I'd love to blame the busdriver for not interfering-but she probably would've recieved the same treatment.
This isn't the first time I've seen something like this happen on the bus and these types of gang attacks seem to frequent Dartmouth and Halifax more and more.
What the fuck is being done it about it?
And what the fuck can be done?