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Student appeals for information after racial abuse on train in southern Spain

An Asian student is seeking witnesses over an alleged racist assault she suffered during a journey from Fuengirola to Malaga on the train.

The young woman, Dantong Zhang, has shared her version of the incident (which took place on Sunday morning at about 6am) on social media, asking for any help or information.

“Suddenly someone from a group of Spanish students hit me from behind and insulted me while making a video of it,” explained Ms Zhang on Facebook.

“One of them even threw a cigarette at me.”

The trouble allegedly started as soon as she boarded the train, with the group of students beginning to speak in a Chinese accent in an insulting way.

Ms Zhang has contacted the police and is trying to find witnesses to identify those who harassed her.

“They are Spanish boys and around 15 years old. One of them mentioned that he was studying in an English private school, and I heard a British accent,” she added.

Ms Zhang managed to take a photo to the youth who hit her, but the group left shortly afterwards, getting off at Arroyo de la Miel.

“This type of behaviour is unacceptable and also racist. That’s why I decided to fight it,” commented Ms Zhang.

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