Wednesday 26 July 2017

French primary school forced to scrap policy which saw Muslim and Jewish children wear red discs

A red disc denoted that the child does not eat pork for religious reasons
A red disc denoted that the child does not eat pork for religious reasons

Sarah-Jane Murphy

A French primary school has come under fire for implementing a policy which had Muslim and Jewish pupils wear red discs to inform canteen staff that they do not eat pork.

Local councillors have described the move as 'revolting'.

The school, located in Piedalloues in Auzerre also gave yellow discs to thise who do not eat any meat.

Only 18 of the 1,500 pupils wore the discs last week before the scheme was scrapped after irate parents and locval councillors demanded the scheme be abolished.

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‘It’s revolting,’ Malika Ounes told Metro.co.uk.

‘It reminds you of the darkest times. Practices like this are not acceptable.

‘No one has the right to impose this on children.’

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Meanwhile a representative for the mayor, Christian Sautier, said he and his colleagues ‘fell out our chairs’ when they were told of the initiative.

The major has ordered an investigation.

The story has been reported on in more than 50 countries worldwide.

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