French railway banned black workers during Peres visit

By JTA
April 16, 2013 07:36

France's national railway banned black workers from the station where Israeli President Shimon Peres arrived to ensure that no Arab workers were present.

British media reported late Sunday that SNCF, France's national railway, excluded black and North African railway workers from the Gare du Nord station when Peres came for a visit on March 8 on a high-speed train from Belgium.The SUD-Rail transport union filed an official complaint with the railroad, the Daily Telegraph reported, saying everything was done to ensure there were "no Muslim employees to welcome the Head of the State of Israel."


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