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Manko Peruvian restaurant in Paris suffers racism scandal due to discriminatory acts of the doorman

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The goalkeeper of a prestigious Manko Peruvian food restaurant in Parismired in a scandal racismHe said he was told to refuse entry to non-white customers.

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“They told me right away: ‘You shouldn’t let in many Africans or many people from the Maghreb [norte de África]’”, the goalkeeper explained to BFMTV television.

The Manko restaurant, located between the tourist Champs Elysées and the Eiffel Tower, is in the eye of the hurricane for alleged discrimination against young black women, which is being investigated by the justice system.

The three women, well dressed and made up, booked a table on July 16 at this restaurant, but a doorman refused their entry, considering their attire inappropriate.

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“But if we are dressed at night! This is a joke! What should I have worn?” says one of them in a video posted on the Tik Tok social network, with images of what happened.

One of them, surprised, records white people entering the restaurant, while other black people are denied access. “I’m shocked. This is real…”, she laments.

The doorman, who BFMTV calls Damien, was fired after the video went viral, but he assured that the directives came from the “managers” and that he followed “the policy of the establishment”.

The restaurant presented its “apologies” in a statement posted on Instagram. “Manko respects a charter of values, which advocates equality, respect, tolerance and kindness,” he adds.

Manko was launched at the beginning of 2016 by the successful Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio, with the aim of helping to revive the Parisian nightlife thanks to the magic of music hall and Peruvian gastronomy.

Source: Gestion

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