London bus operator refutes "veil row"
LONDON (Reuters) - The bus company at the centre of a row over claims that it denied two Muslim women entry to a bus because one of them was wearing a face veil has rejected allegations of discrimination.
Metroline said the two women were prevented from boarding the bus because they were abusive towards the driver and other passengers, not because of their dress.
CCTV footage of the incident shows the two women trying to board the No. 7 bus and banging on the door when it was not in service, Metroline said.
The driver turned them away after they became argumentative and shouted at him, it added.
The women filed a complaint with Transport for London after the incident.
In an interview with the BBC, one of the women said that the driver had called them "a threat."
(Reporting Isabel Coles; Editing by Steve Addison)
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