A black British MEP claims he was told to leave the European Parliament on his first day in the new job.
Magid Magid, who represents Yorkshire and The Humber for the Green Party, said he was “visibly different” but would not “try to fit in”. He was one of 73 MEPs who headed to Strasbourg for the start of their five-year term.
Mr Magid tweeted that he was lost in the parliament building when he stopped someone to ask for help – but they demanded he leave.
He wrote: “I know I’m visibly different. I don’t have the privilege to hide my identity. I’m black and my name is Magid. I don’t intend to try fit in. Get used to it!” Mr Magid confirmed he “obviously didn’t leave” but that he wanted to reveal “what people think the stereotypical politician is meant to look like”.
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