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Starbucks bans women from store after wall separating men from women collapsed

By Mason White 3:40 AM February 8, 2016
Starbucks store bans women 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A Starbucks store location in Saudi Arabia, is no longer allowing women into their shop because the wall separating men from women collapsed.

Women in Riyadh, expressed their outrage on social media sites after they were prohibited from entering the store to buy their morning coffee.

The company however, said that the ban is only temporary and will be in place until they are able to erect a new barrier that will separate men from women.

The company is encouraging women to send their male drivers to pick up the drinks. The store posted a sign on the front window that reads: “Please no entry for ladies. Only send your driver to order. Thank you.”

A woman tweeted the warning, saying “Starbucks store in Riyadh refused to serve just because I’m a woman and asked me to send a man into place.”

One woman complained that she was turned away from Starbucks and told to send in a man to buy her coffee.

The company said that The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, ordered them to ban women after an inspection found that the separation wall had collapsed.