McDonald’s apologised after a 19-year-old Muslim woman said a security guard told her to take off her headscarf or leave the restaurant.
The student, who wishes to remain anonymous, said the guard stopped her in Holloway, North London, branch and told her to remove her hijab because it was a security threat on Thursday.
She said the guard looked shocked when she refused but continued to ask, leading her to film the exchange on her phone.
Her friend Sabrina uploaded the video to Twitter, under the username @south-sab, showing the British Muslim ask: 'Why can't I come into McDonald's? Because I'm wearing a hijab? I'm sorry but can you please say it?'
The security guard replies: 'It’s just a matter of taking it off.'
The woman of Middle Eastern descent then says: 'It’s not just a matter of taking it off. I wear this for religious reasons and I’m not ashamed of it, and I will stand in line and I will get the food I want, because this isn’t OK.'