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Published on : Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Passengers of the EZY3920 flight from Barcelona to Paris were asked to step off the plane just minutes before takeoff. The passengers who were thoroughly confused were handed to the Spanish police who interrogated them. Some passengers were also accused of being terrorists and were treated aggressively by the local police.
Most passengers who were removed from the flight were French Jews who were returning home after spending holidays in Spain.
The passengers were outraged and found the act anti-Semitic as Jews were singled out. The airline however says that there were other reasons for singling out a few passengers. A spokes person from EasyJet said that flight was brought back to the gate because of “a group of passengers behaving in a disruptive manner.
The passengers were asked to disembark as the police wished to speak to them so that the matter could be investigated.
The EasyJet representative skirted the question on whether the passengers were charged with disruptive activities.