Niqab woman removed from Dutch bus says she feels discriminated “like a black person in the USA”

Posted on August 24, 2019 11:10 pm

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36-year-old Angela Kempeners is the first niqab-wearing woman to be put off public transport since the Netherlands implemented its burka ban on August 1st. Earlier this week an Arriva bus driver in Stein asked her to get off the bus. She refused and the bus driver called the police. Twenty minutes later, a police officer arrived and asked her to go. Which she did. Arriva said the incident was “not in accordance with the guidelines” – Arriva instructed its employees not to enforce the ban. According to the public transit company’s guidelines, drivers