Transphobic assault by a security agent in Sants

Transphobic assault by a security agent in Sants Transphobic assault by a security agent in Sants

A Renfe security guard was expelled for violently attacking a trans woman at Barcelona's Sants station

El Barcelona's town hall asks to investigate the violent attack by a security guard on a trans woman at the station Sants. The events took place around 11 am this Thursday in the station lobby, after a group of five security agents had reduced a woman for allegedly "hit a TV camera operator and get a little aggressive«.

It all started when a woman faced one of the displaced cameras to cover the machinists' strike because she did not want to be recorded. The recorded images capture how one of the officers approaches her from behind and reduces her. Three more officers help him handcuff her. At that moment, one of them begins to beat her violently several times and kicks her hard.

This afternoon the Barcelona's town hall, through your councilor of Citizenship Rights and Participation, Marc Serra, has already asked to investigate an attack that he has labeled as «transphobic«. «While they attacked her they have yelled 'shut up sir' to vex her«, Has commented Greenhouse in a tweet.

Repair the victim

From Renfe, have notified the security company, which has opened an information file and have requested the expulsion of this worker. «We will not tolerate these types of attitudes«, Have stated the same sources, who have regretted this incident. Yes OK Greenhouse has thanked the «fast answer»Of the company at the time of dismissing the aggressor agent from the service, insists on going further:«Transphobia must also be investigated and measures taken to repair the victim and ensure that it does not recur.«.

The body of Mossos It has already communicated that it is investigating the attack and is still waiting to take a statement from the victim, but it has already identified all the parties involved. The consistory has activated the protocol and offered the Office for Non-Discrimination so that the assaulted woman can receive legal and psychosocial support.

Transphobic assault by a security agent in Sants

Sources: El PeriodicoLa Vanguardia

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