Woman shames two Hispanic ladies for speaking Spanish and it turns into a heated argument
Two Spanish-speaking friends were out shopping when a white woman harassed them.
The unknown shopper demanded that the two women speak English instead of Spanish. Her aggressive behavior was caught on tape.
One of the victims of this abuse, Fabiola Velasquez, knows as Faby VelSa on Facebook, shared the incident earlier this week and the video had gone viral.
It had been viewed more than 850,000 times in the four days it's been online, with nearly 14,000 shares, 12,000 reactions, and 2,600 comments.
Read more on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa. The video can be seen below.
Velasquez explained in the caption that she never thought something like this would happen to her. She added:
"[A friend] and I were talking in the store in Spanish, and suddenly a lady came to insult us."
Velasquez said that another young white woman came to their defense and told the senior woman not to harass the shoppers.
The good Samaritan was later identified as Kamira Trent, and the racist woman was identified as Linda Dwire.
A screaming match soon ensued, and Dwire said that Trent wouldn't understand because she's from a different generation.
Trent replied that it's beside the point and added that she treats people with respect, something Dwire clearly lacks.
She can be heard saying: "You don't harass people. Hey, get out of here, now! You leave these women alone. Get out. Go!"
As the two walked away, Dwire can be heard saying "you will lose this country," while Trent asked store employees to escort her out.
The woman who came to their defense also called the authorities. Dwire was arrested and detained at Garfield County Jail.
Dwire reportedly told officers that she was exercising her freedom of speech and that she was offended by Velasquez and her friend speaking Spanish.
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