Hungary mothers in McDonald’s breast-feeding protest

Hungary mothers in McDonald’s breast-feeding protest

Mothers in the Hungarian capital Budapest have occupied a McDonald’s restaurant in protest against its move earlier this week to stop a woman from breast-feeding her baby. Dozens of baby-carrying mothers entered a McDonald’s near the Western Railway Station, sat down, bared their breasts and began feeding their babies.

The protest was against the treatment of the young mother on Wednesday. A McDonald’s statement blamed a security guard for the incident. Women are welcome to breast-feed in McDonald’s restaurants as part of the fast food chain’s family-friendly policy, the statement said. It added that an investigation into the incident had been launched.

Flashmob

“I was waiting for my sister who was due to arrive by train,” the young mother caught up in the dispute wrote on Facebook. “I fed my baby at home before I set out, in order to avoid this [breast-feeding in public], but it was 30C (86F) and my baby was very hot and thirsty. “I went into the restaurant at nine in the morning and looked around for a quiet spot where I wouldn’t disturb anyone. “I asked a waitress and she said it would be fine.” But when she started the feed, a security guard told her she was not engaging in “accepted activity” in the restaurant. The guard then went away to check with the manager, came back and asked her again to stop.

Read the full article about the flash mob @ Budapest:  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32847891

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