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British tourist claims Acropolis guards were racist towards her

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A British woman has slammed guards at the Acropolis of Athens as racist after she was "falsely accused of flashing her bits to children".

Travel blogger Adebola Sowemimo, from London, classed the incident as “racism at its finest” as she was "pushed and shoved" out of the historic site "for doing nothing wrong".

Adebola Sowemimo claims she was targeted by guards at the Acropolis of Athens because of the colour of her skin.

However, Museum circles siad that she entered and left the museum without an incident, and that the person accussing her was not a guard but a visitor.

The Londoner said she wore a white dress yet was arrested for dressing 'inappropriately'

The British blogger claims police falsely said she had lifted up her dress - a claim she strongly denies

Adebola, originally from Swindon, initially thought the guard had an issue with her dress.

Adebola tweeted on Thursday: "I've just been arrested by Greek Police based on a false accusation. The Greek police are keeping me in custody. This is racism at its finest.

“I went to the Acropolis in Athens today and I was pushed out of the museum because I was apparently wearing inappropriate clothing.”

But it was only after she was forced into a police cell filled with "cigarette smoke from police officers", she was told someone claimed she was "showing her bits to children".

Adebola told the SUN: "I was absolutely terrified. I was just posing with my boyfriend at the site, and all of a sudden this female guard started being really aggressive, grabbing, pushing and shoving me.

"The guards didn't tell me what I had done wrong. It's not fair. I'd planned this trip for months to meet my boyfriend's family.

"I saw other women dressed in much more revealing clothing than I was and they were not targeted.

"I could only assume it was because of the colour of my skin."

The British blogger was taken to court the following morning and cleared of sexual indecency.

She continued: “I was screamed at and pushed out of the building while being screamed at in Greek.

“Police were called and a false testament was made against me that I was lifting my skirt and flashing my body to the public. This is a LIE.”

Luckily, Adebola’s boyfriend was able to act as a translator between her and the Greek authorities.

In her original Twitter thread the Londoner said she was due to appear in court on Friday for doing “absolutely nothing.”

A BRITISH woman has slammed guards at the Acropolis of Athens as racist after she was "falsely accused of flashing her bits to children".

Travel blogger Adebola Sowemimo, from London, classed the incident as “racism at its finest” as she was "pushed and shoved" out of the historic site "for doing nothing wrong".

 Adebola Sowemimo claims she was targeted by guards at the Acropolis of Athens because of the colour of her skin
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Adebola Sowemimo claims she was targeted by guards at the Acropolis of Athens because of the colour of her skinCredit: Twitter / @mybreakingviews

 The Londoner said she wore a white dress yet was arrested for dressing 'inappropriately'
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The Londoner said she wore a white dress yet was arrested for dressing 'inappropriately'Credit: Twitter / @mybreakingviews

 The British blogger claims police falsely said she had lifted up her dress - a claim she strongly denies
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The British blogger claims police falsely said she had lifted up her dress - a claim she strongly deniesCredit: Twitter / @mybreakingviews

Adebola, originally from Swindon, initially thought the guard had an issue with her dress.

She told the Sun Online she made her first tweet, assuming the police thought she was "wearing inappropriate clothing".

Adebola tweeted on Thursday: "I've just been arrested by Greek Police based on a false accusation. The Greek police are keeping me in custody. This is racism at its finest.

“I went to the Acropolis in Athens today and I was pushed out of the museum because I was apparently wearing inappropriate clothing.”

But it was only after she was forced into a police cell filled with "cigarette smoke from police officers", she was told someone claimed she was "showing her bits to children".

Adebola told us: "I was absolutely terrified. I was just posing with my boyfriend at the site, and all of a sudden this female guard started being really aggressive, grabbing, pushing and shoving me.

"The guards didn't tell me what I had done wrong. It's not fair. I'd planned this trip for months to meet my boyfriend's family.

"I saw other women dressed in much more revealing clothing than I was and they were not targeted.

"I could only assume it was because of the colour of my skin."

The British blogger was taken to court the following morning and cleared of sexual indecency.

She continued: “I was screamed at and pushed out of the building while being screamed at in Greek.

“Police were called and a false testament was made against me that I was lifting my skirt and flashing my body to the public. This is a LIE.”

Luckily, Adebola’s boyfriend was able to act as a translator between her and the Greek authorities.

In her original Twitter thread the Londoner said she was due to appear in court on Friday for doing “absolutely nothing.”

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