A White woman is accused of going on a racist tirade against Marius Makon, a Black actor at a bar in Spain. The man claims the woman assaulted him with a beer bottle causing injury to his head. The accused woman was questioned by Madrid authorities and released.
— Marius Makon (@EltonPrince) March 4, 2018
The Washington Post reports that Makon is the Cameroon-born actor involved in the incident. Makon claims he went to a restaurant with friends on Saturday when the unprovoked attack took place. He alleges that the woman came up to him and said, “I don’t want black people in this place or in front of me.”
Makon said he tried to calmly explain that he would not be staying long. The woman then allegedly replied, “I don’t care, you black piece of s**t, get out of here.” The woman who is from El Salvador then threatened Makon’s life. “Black piece of s**t, I’m white. I can kill you and nothing will happen.” It is then alleged that she grabbed a beer bottle and hit him in the head a couples of times, resulting in a gash that required stitches.
The owners of the establishment called the authorities after the attack. The woman was detained and released after giving her statement. Many are requesting the incident be investigated as a hate crime.
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