The Brucklyn Club in Bad Tolz, Bavaria started ejecting migrants from its premises after several asylum seekers began harassing women in the establishment, following them to the toilets or calling them “whores“ and offering them money for sex.
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The club is now being accused of racism.
The Local reported:
A club in southern Germany has started ejecting refugees from its premises, leading to accusations of racism. But it says it is simply trying to protect its female clientèle.
Last Friday the owner of Brucklyn club in Bad Tölz, Bavaria, told his bouncers not to let a group of young men into the premises.
The group had apparently done nothing wrong. The problem was that they were asylum seekers.
The situation escalated when a couple of local guests saw what was happening and accused the bouncers of being “Nazis pigs”, according to a version of the story given by the club on Facebook.
But in the Facebook post the club admits to blocking entry to refugees in order “to maintain well-being in the club.”
“This is a clear example of racism,“ Hamado Dipama of the Munich Refugee Council told The Local. “It is totally unacceptable to punish a whole group because of the actions of a few people – that is the definition of racism.”
“It is absurd for them to treat people who come from so many different parts of the world as refugees do as if they were the same. It would be bad enough if they treated people who came from one country as if they were all the same,“ Dipama said.
However, the club sought to explain in its Facebook post that the it was not motivated by racism.
“It was never an issue for us what religion, background or skin colour guests have. Everyone comes in as long as he respects a few basic, self-evident rules,“ the post explains.
When refugees began to arrive in Bad Tölz early in 2015 the club had allowed them in just like any other customers, the post claims.
But young male asylum seekers began harassing women in the establishment, following them to the toilets or calling them “whores“ and offering them money for sex, according to the Facebook post.