British Transport Police were caught on camera physically assaulting and pepper-spraying a man who claimed to have underlying health conditions keeping him from wearing a face mask while on the train.
“You’re not allowed to touch me,” the passenger tells the officer at the beginning of the video, now seen over 3 million times. “I do not have to wear a mask. It’s against the law to challenge me as well.”
The masked officer then begins grabbing the man by his arms and clothes and threatens to “spray” him.
After threatening to pepper spray the man, fellow passengers can be heard shouting, “He’s done nothing wrong!” and “He’s got a medical condition.”