This is the moment a young Spanish man tells a woman to “go back to your f***ing country” before appearing to kick at her multiple times on a public bus.
The footage comes just days after the country’s far-right VOX party surged in the polls to become the country’s third most popular political party.
The video, filmed in the central Spanish capital Madrid, shows a man with his back to the camera arguing with a woman on a bus.
The man says: “I won’t hit you because you are a woman.”
The woman responds “That is what is missing here, for you to touch me?
He is then seen moving towards the back of the bus while saying: “Go back to your f***ing country! Go on!”
The woman, who cannot be seen in the footage, says in perfect Spanish “this is my country”.
The man replies “this is not your country” and then appears to kick out at her twice.
One of the people accompanying the man yells “Arturo, stop!”
A transport official told local media that there has been “no report” of a violent incident on the bus and that it was probably “filmed and uploaded by an anonymous person”.
They added: “We do not have any concrete evidence to clear up what happened” and lamented that witnesses failed “to inform the driver”.
Despite the incident, the spokesperson said “there have practically been no violent incidents since surveillance cameras were installed on buses in 2008” and cases “like these” are “very rare”.
Reports said that the local authorities are investigating the alleged racist incident.