Pizzeria Owner Gets Jail Time For Refusing To Serve Germans, French
COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- A Danish pizzeria owner has been jailed for refusing to serve French and German tourists in protest of their countries' opposition to the U.S.-led war in Iraq.
A Danish court found the owner, Aage Bjerre, guilty of discrimination and fined him $900. He refused to pay, and will serve an eight-day sentence.
He told The Associated Press that eight days "is a small price to pay" compared to those who serve in Iraq.
Germans and French were barred from the pizzeria starting in February 2003.
The pizzamaker said he has received hundreds of fan letters from the United States, but had to sell the pizzeria after repeated vandalism and a large drop in sales.