A massive fight broke out in an underground train on the Barcelona Metro over a passenger not wearing a mask.
The punch-up took place in a wagon in the underground of El Prat De Llobregat, a municipality of Spain located in the region of El Baix Llobregat, which is part of the Barcelona Metropolitan area in the region of Catalonia, on the night of the 30th September.
The ugly scenes began when an older passenger dressed in black became agitated about the fact that a younger passenger was not wearing a mask.
The old man was being confrontational and the younger man reacted, with security guards forced to try and restrain the younger passenger.
That prompted the younger man’s friends to wade and suddenly, there was a pitched battle going on between the security guards and the younger travellers.
The violence continued until the train arrived at the station, and then spilled out onto the platform.
Three guards can be seen immobilizing the young man on the floor, while a woman, believed to be his wife, cries and screams pleading that they “stop”.
Her husband, on the floor, says “don’t push her” while looking to the camera.
The scene then changes to another man immobilized with a man on top and a guard putting a knee on his upper back and pressing hard.
Once he sees that he is being recorded he stops immediately.
Sources familiar with the event have indicated that workers from the Amazon logistics warehouse, located in the area, participated in the fight, as reported to newspaper CronicaGlobal.
Same sources have warned that “some used their boots with reinforcement at the toe, designed to protect the employees who wear them, to kick guards”.
The incident ended with injured security guards and three of those involved immobilized by professionals.
Security guards in the Barcelona metro work for an enterprise called Metropolitan Transports Of Barcelona (TMB). Since COVID-19 started, they have complained of increasing levels of aggression from angry passengers.
According to the latest figures from the Johns Hopkins University, Spain has registered 778,607 cases of COVID-19 and 31,973 related deaths.