31 Jan '17, 9am

Singaporean mother told to prove she was lactacting by German airport police

A Singaporean mother was stopped by Frankfurt Airport police and asked to prove she was lactating after a security check showed a breast pump in her carry-on bag when she was travelling alone. Ms Gayathiri Bose, 33, told the BBC that she has filed a complaint with German police and added that an airport security officer had told her to squeeze her breast to prove that she was lactating. Ms Bose was on her way to her Paris-bound flight on Jan 26 when the "humiliating" and "very traumatising" incident happened. According to the BBC report, Ms Bose was taken aside for questioning at the security screening station, after her carry-on bag, which contained her breast pump, went through the X-ray machine. Police officers asked her where her baby was, and seemed doubtful that the device was a breast pump. They kept her passport and a female officer led her to a room for further qu...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/world/singaporean-mother-told...

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