Expulsion of a young visually impaired from a supermarket in Marseille: the Web explodes


France22: 36 10.10.2018URL shortA young visually impaired man was fired from a Marseille shop when he was there entered with his guide dog. The video of the incident, filmed by his friend, provoked outrage from both individuals and official structures on the Web. On September 21, a visually impaired young man, Arthur Aumoite, and his guide dog were deported. a Monoprix store in Marseille. Last Tuesday, the video made headlines. She was filmed by a friend of the young man and shows a store employee who refuses the presence of the animal in the premises for reasons of hygiene.

The sign has since apologized and condemned the facts.

We are sorry for this incident, as is the store manager who saw the young man the same afternoon to apologize. If for sanitary reasons, animals are not accepted in our stores, guides of the blind are obviously an exception.
– Monoprix (@Monoprix) 8 октября 2018 г.

However, Arthur Aumoite considers that it is insufficient and decided to make complaint. Indeed, the law is clear on the subject: the guide dog had the right to be in the store.

Since the publication of the video on the Web, the reactions fuse from all sides, but are unanimous with the feeling of indignation.

In what country do we live, Shame to be the type of store and his colleague of security. The situation is absolutely unacceptable_: a visually impaired person denounces his expulsion from a supermarket because of his guide dog https://t.co/kMi7JTKgJK via @franceinfo
– See my life 🔻 # 9October (@Sauvonsnosvies) 9 октября 2018 г.

As far as we are concerned, we demand the immediate "expulsion" of this idiot manager of the @Monoprix store in Marseille. It is inconceivable to let this happen in 2018.
– osun (@Pervercity) 10 октября 2018 г.

Associations and officials also denounce this behavior.
Benoit Payan, Marseille city councilor and county councilor of Bouches-du-Rhône.

The National Association of Guide Dog Owners for the Blind (ANMCGA).

Arthur, who is visually impaired, and Loya, his guide dog, are a good team. On September 21, they were expelled violently and illegally from a supermarket. Arthur appealed to us and wished to broadcast the video of the scene: https://t.co/ptVANx5Vo6
– ANMCGA (@ChienGuide) 8 октября 2018 г.

Mobility expert vice-president of the Blind Federation of France.

A master and his guide dog blind in Marseille was put out in a supermarket. We did work on a guide about guide dogs with the department. A reminder to the law seems necessary for the manager of the establishment … https://t.co/ux7THJOyAL
– Thierry Jammes (@ThierryJammes) 9 октября 2018 г.

The daily La Provence.