04 January 2016

190 Muslims fired after going on strike over being ‘denied a prayer break’ from meat packing factory

Around 190 Muslim workers have reportedly been fired from a meat packing factory in Colorado after walking out in protest over a "ban" on prayers at work.

Staff at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan, Colorado, were fired 10 days after the mass walk-out, according to the Denver Post.

More than 200 workers, who are mainly Muslims from Somalia, took part in the protest along with the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), who negotiated with the company on their behalf.

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