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Incident of racist abuse at McDonalds store in south east London

Incident of racist abuse at McDonalds store in south east London

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Thursday November 13 2014

The Daily Mail reports on a shocking incident of alleged racist abuse at a McDonalds store in south east London.

Yasin Farah and two friends who visited a McDonalds outlet on Sunday 2 November early in the morning to order some breakfast say they were taken aback by the rudeness of the manager of the store.

The manager, who was serving at the till at the time, is said to have addressed Farah’s friend in a condescending manner as he tried to place an order asking him if he ‘could read’ or ‘could see’.

Farah tells the Daily Mail that he stepped in to calm the manager down telling him to let his friend make his order but the manager responded with abuse. According to Farah, the manager said “You are a low-life, get out of the restaurant, all you f****** Somalians are all the same”. Farah called the police.

Speaking to the Daily Mail about the alleged incident, Farah said “His actions, his mannerisms, the way he was saying the things he said, made me want to take action.

“I called the police. At the end of the day he’s the manager, you cannot set that kind of example. No one is allowed to speak to anyone like that in today’s society.”

A McDonald’s spokeswoman confirmed the reported incident stating: “We are aware of the incident and are working with the individual and restaurant team to ensure this never happens again.

“All are aware of the severity of this and are following internal HR processes.”

A police spokesman said: ‘Police were called to an allegation of racially aggravated harassment at McDonald’s at 5.50am on Sunday November 2.

‘A 41-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of a racially aggravated offence under section four of the Public Order Act. He was subsequently issued with a police caution,’ the Daily Mail reports.


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