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St. Louis Muslim Cabbies to Protest in Front of City Hall

Drivers will call on city to look into allegations of religious discrimination

(SAINT LOUIS, MO, 4/7/13) — On Monday, April 8, metropolitan taxicab drivers, the St. Louis chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAR-St. Louis) and the Law Office of Drew C. Baebler will hold a protest on the front steps of the St. Louis city hall to encourage city officials to look into allegations of religious discrimination by the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission (MTC).

WHEN: Monday, April 8th, 11 a.m.
WHERE: Front Steps of St. Louis City Hall, 1200 Market St, St. Louis MO
CONTACT: CAIR-St. Louis Executive Director Faizan Syed, 314-330-2946, fsyed@cair.com or Law Offices of Drew Baebler, (314)241-7700, DBaebler@bauer-baebler.com

Raja Naeem is a St. Louis Taxicab driver who in December of last year filed suit against the MTC after allegedly suffering loss of income, harassment, humiliation, and arrest due to his religious attire and trying to practice his religion.

Taxicab drivers will be demonstrating in front of city hall to encourage city officials to take religious discrimination seriously. Demonstrators hope city officials will look into religious discrimination not only with the MTC but anywhere it exists.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR-St. Louis Executive Director Faizan Syed, 314-330-2946, fsyed@cair.com: Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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