Sikh musician racially profiled at US restaurant
A Sikh musician has claimed he was racially profiled while having lunch at a restaurant in Orlando when a “concerned citizen” called police to investigate him for carrying a “suspicious container” which just contained his bamboo flutes.
Neelamjit Dhillon was having lunch in Orlando, Florida, when police responded to a call about a suspicious container at the restaurant.
“A concerned citizen called the police to investigate me while having lunch because of my suspicious container. Just my bamboo flutes,” Dhillon wrote in an Instagram post about Tuesday’s incident.
Dhillon -- who moved to the Orlando area from Los Angeles to work on Disney’s Animal Kingdom show -- ‘Jungle Book Alive’ as a performer and Indian music director -- was having a late lunch at a local restaurant with a friend.