Italian councillors accused of racism for Indian kebab shop banJanuary 28th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.28 (ANI): Councillors in the Tuscan town of Lucca have been accused of racism after banning Indian restaurants or kebab shops from opening up.
The edict has been passed by the right-wing Popolo della Liberta party headed by Silvio Berlusconi, the prime minister whose councillors want to see more traditional Italian dishes being served, banishing anything else.
Filippo Candelise, a Lucca councillor, was quoted by the Scotsman as saying: “To accuse us of racism is outrageous. All we are doing is protecting he culinary patrimony of the town.” (ANI)
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