Urgent call to investigate claims of racism and discrimination at West End club

Labour Group leader Councillor Adam Hug has called on Westminster Council’s licensing authorities to urgently investigate claims that DSTRKT club on Rupert Street refused entry to four women on the basis of their race and size.

Councillor Hug said “It is imperative that these shocking allegations are thoroughly investigated by the licensing team and the police to ensure that racist and discriminatory behaviour will not be tolerated. If these claims turn out to be correct the Council needs to take action against the licence of this club and the police need to act against this illegal behaviour. Westminster also needs to take wider action against club door policies that all too often discriminate on the basis of appearance.”

More information about these allegations is available here:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/london-club-accused-of-refusing-women-entry-for-being-too-dark-and-too-fat-a6672071.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/34395720/nightclub-protest-over-rejecting-dark-and-overweight-women
http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2015/09/popular-london-nightclub-under-fire-for-refusing-to-let-black-women-in-for-being-too-dark-too-fat/

DSTRKT has previously been the source of licensing problems with a review taking place in December 2014 http://idoxpa.westminster.gov.uk/online-applications/licencingDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=NDQWPIRP1GC00

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