US apologized after Canadian minister was asked to remove turban

Source: CNN

By Gianluca Mezzofiore, CNN

(CNN)He had passed the usual security checks at Detroit Metro Airport but that was not enough. Then he was asked to remove his turban.

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At that point, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains did something he doesn’t always do — he pulled out his diplomatic passport.
Bains described the episode, which took place in April 2017, in an interview published Thursday in the online newspaper La Presse.
“I went through all the security checks without revealing my identity as a minister,” he said. “I did it knowingly, as is my habit, to understand better what ordinary people are going through when they sometimes have trouble getting along with people in a position of authority.”

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