To this day we don’t know why “the authorities” did that. It seems “journalists” just couldn’t find out. Maybe they were busy investigating Islamophobia. Or wrong pronouns.
This monstrous situation was only rectified because somehow the public found out and made an uproar over it. With no help from “journalists.”
There is some indication that “the authorities” are lunatics. And our highly-paid mainstream noozies are lazy, incompetent hypocrites… but otherwise okay.