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An Asian man has been caught on camera going off on a racist rant on a bus in New York because a woman didn't give up her seat for him.

Facebook user Chelsea Soriano shared the video on her account, with a caption written by one of her family members, expressing their shock at the altercation.

In the post, Soriento explained what she alleged to have witnessed:

So today my family and I were taking the Q32 to Manhattan.

Everything was fine until this old Asian man got on and started hassling the woman sitting down to give up her seat. 

Now this man did not ask nicely he straight up yelled at her asking her if she can read...

This woman was old and had trouble walking, only difference is this old man used a walker... 

So let me finish, on top of yelling at this woman... he started ramming his walker on to this poor woman’s legs.

He then told her to get out and go back to her country.

Mind you this woman spoke clearer English than he did... 

AND THENNNN he called us sp***** and told us all to go back to where we came from. 

He also went on a rant about how Asians are better because they pay taxes and they never go to jail. Unlike us brown people... 

The man and the woman featured in the video have not yet been identified, reports the Daily Mail.

Continuing in the post, Soriano then anticipates that readers may be critical of the two women for not obviously intervening in the altercation.

She alleges that they did try to intervene, and to ask the man to just take the seat in front, however he was adamant that he wanted the seat that the woman was occupying:

Before yall try to come at us for not helping, we did try.

We told the man to just take the seat in front but he was adamant about hers.

The woman also kept her ground so she was fine dealing with him, hence her calmness in the video.

At the time of writing, the post has been viewed over 53,000 times, and has also had nearly 1,000 shares.

It is not the only racist incident to have been caught on camera in New York this week. Just yesterday a video of a woman unleashing a racist rant on a bus in Ohio went viral after it was posted to Facebook by user Zoe Mac. In the video, the woman can be heard using racial slurs, and asking whether other passengers 'have papers' to live in the United States.

HT The Daily Mail

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