Sheffield councillor slams ‘racist bigot’ who told her she 'shouldn't be in this country'

A Sheffield councillor was reportedly told she “shouldn’t be in this country” while in the city centre on Saturday.

Saturday, 12th September 2020, 7:03 pm
Updated Saturday, 12th September 2020, 7:13 pm

Coun Kaltum Rivers, who represents Broomhill and Sharrow Vale on behalf of The Green Party, said the incident took place at the Moor outdoor market this afternoon (12 September).

She posted on Twitter: “I was just told I "shouldn't be in this country" repeatedly by this coward.

"Normally I respect the elderly but he is not earning respect by being racist bigot. This happened at the Moor.”

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Councillor Rivers said the man told her she "shouldn't be in this country" repeatedly.

Coun Rivers said she was also called a ‘b**** and a crafty migrant’. She had been waiting for her son, who was inside a shop, when the incident took place.

She wrote: “When he saw my son he ran away, the coward only attacks women I guess.

"Thank you for those who were there annoyed about this guy, the stall holder who was supportive.”

The man was a customer in the market, Coun Rivers said.

Coun Kaltum Rivers.

The Star has contacted Coun Rivers and South Yorkshire Police for comment.