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March 30, 2015 8:02 am

French Rabbi, Asked to Remove Kippa at Toulouse Polling Station, Files Discrimination Complaint

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A French rabbi was asked by a polling clerk to remove his kippah before voting in the local elections. Photo: Enough is Enough Facebook page.

France 24- A rabbi in the city of Toulouse has filed a complaint for discrimination after a polling clerk told him he would have to remove his kippa, or Jewish skullcap, before voting in local elections.

The incident, indicative of the sometimes complex interpretation of France’s strict secular rules, took place on Sunday during the first round of nationwide polls to elect new local councils.

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