NEW YORK— 15 Muslims were arrested after a fight broke out at an amusement park in Westchester County after they were told they’d be denied access to rides over their religious clothing.
More than 3,000 Muslims came to Rye Playland to celebrate the end of Ramadan. 60 police were called after clashes between Playland staff and Muslim patrons.
The Harrison Patch reports:
The dispute broke out at about 2:30 p.m. near the park’s entrance between members of the Muslim American Society of New York, according to Peter Tartaglia, deputy commissioner of Westchester County Parks. Fighting began when they were told they would be denied access to certain rides if they wore religious garb, Tartaglia said.
Two seasonal officers were injured while joining Westchester County Police who were trying to break up the scuffle, he said.