This is the moment a man violently attacks a trans woman on the metro in Barcelona, with the authorities now investigating the suspected transphobia attack.
The footage begins by showing the man and the trans woman wrestling in the crowded metro train. The woman had reportedly entered the train crying, with the man then verbally harassing her.
He allegedly began to physically attack her after she asked him to leave her alone, according to local media.
In the video, the man can be seen kneeing the woman, who can be seen wearing a dress, in the face after grabbing her head but she fights back and pushes him off her.
The trans woman can then be seen running to the end of the car but the man chases her down and continues his attack.
The trans woman then appears to return to her seat to grab some of her belongings while the man continues to attack her and insult her.
He can be heard saying: “Get out of here, you’re making a fool of yourself.”
He can also be heard shouting: “I’m going to kill you, you and your wig.”
The man can also be heard calling her a “b*tch” and a “whore”.
Appalled passages in the garage can be seen telling the man to stop his attack.
The man can be seen continuing to insult her while another passenger attempts to hold him back as the footage ends.
After the train reached the station, the victim reportedly got off and ran to the exit.
The Observatorio contra la Homofobia de Cataluna (Observatory against Homophobia of Catalonia) said the attack took place at the Plaza de Catalunya station in Barcelona at around 9pm.
They strongly condemned the attack, which said took place on Saturday 10th June.
The Mossos d’Esquadra, the Barcelona police force, said that they are investigating the attack after the footage was widely shared on social media.