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Students stage sit-in protest at London school over 'racist' uniform policy

Guardian, 31 Mar 2021
Students at London's Pimlico Academy staged a sit-in protest, refusing to go to their lessons, over a strict new uniform policy banning hairstyles that 'block the views of others' and hijabs that are 'too colourful'. Pupils have accused the school's management of racism, claiming the new policy would penalise those with afro hairstyles and Muslim students. Students have also criticised the school for allegedly failing to recognise Black Lives Matter or Black History Month.

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