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Latest update : 2010-03-09

Pigs attack fast-food restaurant in protest against halal menu!

In a suburb of Lyon yesterday, 40 right-wing demonstrators broke into a “Quick” fast-food restaurant wearing pig masks to protest against the chain serving halal burgers. TUESDAY, 9th MARCH, 2010

“Quick” is a fast-food chain similar to McDonalds found across France. Recently the chain caused a stir by announcing that some of its restaurants which have a high percentage of Muslim customers would henceforth serve halal food only. The difference between a halal burger and a regular burger is imperceptible but bacon seems to be off the menu in these restaurants to ensure that Muslim customers are catered for in full.
The right-wing “Front National” party criticized the move as did some main-stream political parties, stating that it discriminated against those who did not want to eat halal burgers (despite the difference being virtually nil).
Le Nouvel Observateur this morning publishes a story about 40 protestors who filed into a Quick restaurant in Lyon… disguised as pigs!! The youths
Shouted through megaphones and said they were “defending their identity in the face of “massive immigration”. They left before the police arrived but the restaurant plans to file a complaint.
Other articles in today’s French papers:
Le Figaro: French PM Fillon steps up the pace in advance of regional elections
Libération: How the UMP’s strategy for regionals has failed
La Croix: Editorial: “Nigeria’s demons”




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