Irish Bar Receives Backlash After Reportedly Refusing To Serve Customers Wearing Poppies
Bar 32, an Irish bar in Luton, has been criticised after reportedly refusing to serve customers wearing poppies for Remembrance Weekend.
Luton Today reports that people were asked to either remove their poppies or leave the venue in the early hours of Sunday morning.
A number of people have taken to the pub's Facebook page to complain about the incident with one patron Robert Rose, writing: “Friends and I were asked to leave for wearing poppies! Absolutely disgraceful".
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A spokesperson for Bedfordshire Police said: “We were called at approximately 6.30pm yesterday (Sunday) to reports of a threats being made against Bar 32 in Luton, following a dispute in the bar earlier that day.
“Later that evening, a protest was held outside the bar, again linked to the earlier dispute.
“Officers attended to ensure that the protest ran smoothly.
“A police investigation is currently underway into the both dispute and the subsequent threats".
The person behind the pub's Facebook page angered people further after the below status was shared.
It has since been removed and the page is currently unavailable to view.