Blinde Charles Bloch med førerhunden Carlo og sin blinde venninne Jessica Graham ble stående igjen på fortauet i Leicester. Den muslimske taxisjåføren nektet å ta med førerhunden og begrunnet det med sin religion. Charles Bloch gjorde taxisjåføren oppmerksom på at han brøt loven, men det brydde ikke taxisjåføren seg om. Han hadde sine egne lover å følge og de var viktigere og helligere enn Storbritannias.
Charles Bloch skriver på Youtube:
On 1st July 2016, myself and my guide dog, called Carlo, were refused to ride in a taxi in the city of Leicester. Guide Dogs by law are allowed anywhere within public places as they are classed as a mobility aid. Carlo plays a fantastic role in my life by making sure I travel safely and can be more independent even with the high level of sight loss that I have. All assistance dogs, including Guide Dogs are highly trained and clean animals. They are under complete control by their owners and they are not classed as a threat to anyone! This video was recorded by my girlfriend once the driver firstly said, “Oh you have a dog!” Please share this video as I want to better people’s understanding about Guide Dogs and the laws that are there to protect them!
-Blind og med førerhund? Det kan dere se langt etter. Dere er tross alt i Storbritannia.
Leicester var den første byen i Storbritannia hvor etniske briter først ble i mindretall.
Fra The Guardian i februar iår:
What was striking about Leicester was that the multicultural model so discredited at national level was, until recently, still in evidence. The council has funded a number of groups representing ethnic and faith minorities to act as a point of contact with the council. It has also made significant resources available to minority groups. Is this so problematic? After all, Leicester has not seen the sort of unrest that characterised places such as Bradford in the early 2000s. But a range of Leicester residents we spoke to painted a picture of a city that has become more segregated over time.