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"Quick Takes" Continued...

Issue: "De-coding Morsi," July 28, 2012

Uniform code

A pub crew's decision to turn away a few uniformed British soldiers may end up costing them dearly. Taking a break from practicing funeral maneuvers for a slain British soldier, six pallbearers in full military dress tried to step into Browns, a pub in Coventry, U.K., for a tea break. But staff at Browns turned the six soldiers away, citing a pub policy of prohibiting the entrance of anyone wearing a uniform. The soldiers then found a pub nearby that offered them free tea. But once the snub became public, a backlash against Browns has grown. Facebook groups are calling for a boycott, and the pub has required police protection after its front window was shattered by a thrown brick.

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