Anti-racists protest against McDonalds Islamophobic ban

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Anti-Racists protest against McDonalds Islamophobic ban

Dozens of local people joined a Stand Up To Racism protest at Holloway Road McDonalds today.

They were responding to an incident at the outlet yesterday. A young woman wearing a hijab was barred from entry at this branch of McDonald’s  on “security grounds”.

This is a shocking and blatant example of Islamophobia which is totally unacceptable.

While McDonald’s UK have now issued an apology the protestors were demanding a cast iron and public guarantee that such an incident will never again.

It’s worth noting that the incident happened amidst the controversy surrounding President Trump’s anti –Muslim retweet from the neo- nazi Britain First.

Notes to Editors:
1. Stand Up To Racism is a national campaigning organisation supported by major trade unions, faith and community leaders and politicians. They organise the annual March Against Racism on UN Anti-Racism day which this year was attended by over 30,000 people.
For further details email info@standuptoracism.org.uk