Burmese Residents Rally Against Discrimination

By Rachel Agler

June 18, 2010 Updated Mar 15, 2010 at 10:45 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, IND. (Indiana's Newscenter) -- Burmese residents in Fort Wayne rallied over the weekend, against what they feel was a case of discrimination at a local business.

A group protested on the allen county courthouse lawn yesterday, calling on city leaders to protect their civil rights.

They're upset about a sign which barred the Burmese from entering Ricker's Laundry on South Calhoun last week.

The owner has pulled the sign and apologized, but feelings of frustration remain.

This is the first time Burmese leaders can recall being discriminated against in Fort Wayne.

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