June 13, 2013
Violent clashes have broken out in a Paris suburb after police tried to arrest a Muslim woman for wearing a veil.
It came as two men today put a 21-year-old pregnant woman in hospital for covering her face with a veil on the same council estate.
In what is being viewed as a severe test of France’s burka ban, around 60 people attacked police on Wednesday night in Argenteuil, a commuter town to the north west of the capital.
Under a law which came into force in 2011, women found guilty of wearing niqabs in public can be fined the equivalent of around £130.
This article was posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 12:43 pm