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French court deals blow to ‘burkini ban’ following widespread protest

French court deals blow to ‘burkini ban’ following widespread protest

France’s “burkini ban” was dealt a blow today as the French high court overturned the controversial rule in the Riviera town of Villeneuve-Loubet. The decision came after a groundswell of protest in response to images of French police patrolling beaches in Nice,  including several photos in which armed officers are seen standing over Muslim women, appearing to order them to strip their body-concealing layers. 

 

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