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September 9, 2013 8:00 am

French City Bans Street Traffic Through Yom Kippur, Angering Residents

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Metz, France. Photo: Wikipedia.

JTA – The French city of Metz closed a street to vehicular traffic for the High Holidays season, provoking angry reactions from some Muslims.

Rabbin Bloch Street was closed on the afternoon of Sept. 6, the second day of Rosh Hashanah, and will reopen at the close of Yom Kippur, the night of Sept. 14, according to the website of TCRM, the public transport company of the Messine region.

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