Nice Deputy Mayor: Burkini is an 'Islamist provocation'
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Nice deputy mayor: Police right to fine Muslim woman on beach

Photographs have emerged of police in Nice confronting a Muslim woman wearing a "burkini" on the shore of the Promenade des Anglais.

They asked her to remove her headscarf and leggings, and issued her with a fine.

Last week Nice became one of the 15 French towns to ban the full body swimsuit designed for Muslim women.

Nice's Deputy Mayor Rudy Salles, himself on the beach when he spoke to Newshour, says he's happy with how the law is being implemented.

(Photo: A woman wearing a burkini in Tunisia. Credit: Fethi Belaidfethi/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 24 Aug 2016
  • From the section Europe
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