German daycares under police protection after plans to stop serving pork

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Plans to no longer serve children pork or gelatin-containing products like gummy bears at two daycare centers in the eastern German city of Leipzig prompted a wave of criticism online and made headlines across Germany.

The mass-circulation Bild newspaper first reported about the daycare centers’ proposal, saying the decision to make the changes came from consideration for two Muslim children.

Responses to the plans grew so heated that Leipzig police decided to park patrol cars outside both of the daycare centers to protect against “possible dangers,” a spokesman told German news agency DPA.

By the evening, the director of the two centers said they were putting the plans on hold for now following the outrage.

Via DW

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