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Racist altercation over parking spot recorded in Abbotsford

WATCH ABOVE: *WARNING GRAPHIC LANGUAGE: Police are investigating after a video of a racist and slur-ridden altercation over a parking spot in Abbotsford was posted online.

A video of a racist altercation in Abbotsford is making the rounds online.

The slur-ridden video appears to take place in a parking lot on South Fraser Way and Pauline Street. In it, a Caucasian man verbally assaults another person behind the camera, apparently over a parking space.

In the 2:20 minute video, the man calls the person a “Hindu” and a “P*ki” who “should go back to India.”

He also calls him a “camel-riding motherf*****” and other racial slurs not appropriate for publication.

Early on in the clip, he bangs his chest and shouts “white power motherf*****.”

At one point, the man approaches the camera and asks, “When did you come to Canada?” to which the person filming responds, “I was born in Canada.”

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The man then enters the passenger seat of a truck, rolls down the window and says: “Did you ever wear a turban? You should. I think your wife would like you better.”

Abbotsford Police spokesperson Cst. Judy Bird says officers have been made aware of the video and have identified all parties involved.

She told Global News the man seen in the video was being ticketed for parking in a reserved spot on Friday, Oct. 21. According to their ongoing investigation, a community member of South Asian descent began filming when they became worried about his alleged aggressive behaviour toward the ticketing agent.

Bird noted they did not receive a complaint from anyone involved in the altercation but began investigating when they were sent the video on Sunday.