A video of a woman slapping another woman for making racist remarks has gone viral on social media, sparking public outrage. The incident took place at a gas station convenience store in Phoenix last week.

The video, posted on Facebook on Saturday, showed a white woman telling a customer, identified as Karina Rodriguez, she wasn’t welcome in the store before asking her to "go back to your country." The woman then walks up to Greg Conn, who filmed and posted the video, and says, "you need to leave, you're not a part of this.”

The unidentified white woman goes back to Rodriguez and asks her where she was born.

"I was born in America, b----, where are your ancestors from?" Rodriguez replies. As Rodriguez heads for the door after grabbing her bag from the checkout counter, the white woman tells her she's "going back to Mexico." The woman then grabs her arm following which Rodriguez slaps her in the face.

Speaking to the website Arizona’s Family, Conn said, “Five seconds after I was checking out, this lady walks in, and all upset that her pump wasn’t working, and that there was a line in the gas station, and she started yelling at the clerk to go get another clerk to come out.”

The woman then started arguing with Rodriguez and made racist remarks.

“The lady went off on her. Told the cashier not to serve her and that she could go back to her country,” said Conn.

Meanwhile, the video has since gone viral on Facebook, garnering over 20,000 shares.

"Racism is alive and well," Conn said in the post.

The video also garnered over 9,000 comments with people saying the woman got what she deserved.

“Hahaha .. white privilege!! She got what she deserved! ” a Facebook user wrote.

“Every racist individual needs to be slapped some sense into them just like this, or may be even better,” wrote another user.

“Way to smack the shit out that twat. 100% deserved. Love it,” another user commented.

The incident comes amid nationwide protests against racism following the death of 46-year-old George Floyd, an African-American man who died in Minneapolis while in police custody.

Thousands of people have been taking part in more than a week of protests nationwide against racism and police brutality after the death of George Floyd
In this representational picture, thousands of people take part in protests nationwide against racism and police brutality after the death of George Floyd. AFP / Jose Luis Magana