The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS -

A FRENCH school has sparked out­rage by mak­ing Jewish and Mus­lim pupils wear discs around their necks to in­di­cate to can­teen work­ers that they do not eat pork.

Piedal­loues pri­mary school in Aux­erre gave red discs to chil­dren who did not eat pork and yel­low discs to non-meat eaters.

Only 18 of the 1,500 school­child­ren were made to wear the discs last week, but the scheme lasted only one day af­ter an­gry par­ents and com­mu­nity lead­ers protested.

“It’s re­volt­ing. It re­minds you of the dark­est times,” said lo­cal coun­cil­lor Ma­lika Ounès. “Prac­tices like this are not ac­cept­able. No one has the right to im­pose this on chil­dren.”

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