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CRS police refuse halal canteen food

Biggest police union has distanced itself from a protest by some members over the use of halal food in a staff canteen

FRANCE'S biggest police union has attempted to distance itself from a protest by some of its members over the use of halal food in a staff canteen.

A group of CRS officers in Rouen have written a tract voicing their anger after learning that they had frequently been served halal turkey and sausages at meal times for two years without knowing.

The letter, written by local representatives of the SGP-Force Ouvrière union, said the "foreign ritual" did not "correspond with our values".

Management said halal food was used because it was cheaper and easier to find locally in large quantities.

SGP-FO union spokesman Yannick Danio told Le Post: "Union tracts should not have this sort of tone. The ideas in this letter do not correspond with our organisation's deeply secular position."

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