SPAIN’S train operating company, Renfe, has suspended a security guard after an alleged ‘racism’ incident was recorded in Barcelona.
The video, which has since gone viral on Twitter, was filmed at the city’s Sans railway station on Valentine’s Day and shows an altercation between the guard who worked for a sub-contractor and a dark-skinned man after he was asked for documentation.
The ‘Es Racismo’ Twitter account that posted the video claimed the passenger was ‘violently pushed’ by the security official who had a ‘cocky attitude.’ The pair then go outside to settle the dispute, which an onlooker describes as ‘unprofessional’ before a Mossos d’Esquadra police officer steps in – although his ‘disgusting’ actions have also been criticised by the group.
‘Es Racismo’ said the commuter eventually went on his way because he had not committed any crime.
Renfe has since suspended the security guard while it clarifies the circumstances of the incident saying: “Renfe does not tolerate any kind of discriminatory attitude for whatever reason it is against any person.”
Racismo en la RENFE.
Esta vez en la estación de Sants (Barcelona). Un guardia de seguridad empuja y actúa con actitud chulesca y violenta contra un viajero de cercanías. El único al que pidió el billete. #RenfeRacista
Así actúa la "seguridad" contra lo cuerpos racializados. pic.twitter.com/WoSteV0EEJ
— Es Racismo (@esracismosos) February 14, 2019