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Hundreds protest in Denmark against new ban on facial veils in public

By Emil Gjerding Nielson COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Hundreds of Danes gathered in Copenhagen on Wednesday to protest a new ban on wearing facial veils in public and accuse the government of women's rights The Danish Parliament issued a ban in May and joined France and some other European Union countries to defend what some politicians call secular and democratic values. …

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The Netherlands advocates a limited ban on Islamic veils and robes

. 4 March 2017: People walk along street stalls on a fruit market in The Hague, The Netherlands. (AP) The Netherlands has approved a limited ban on "face protection clothing" in public places, including Islamic veils and robes such as burqa and niqab, but not the hijab covering only the hair. Right-wing extreme right-wing politician Geert Wilders had pushed the …

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Denmark bans Islamic full-face veils in public spaces

"I do not think there are many burka here in Denmark, but if you should be punished with a fine," Justice Minister Soren Pape Poulsen was quoted by the Ritzau news agency in February. – "Necessary or proportionate" – Advocates argue that the ban allows better integration of Muslim immigrants into Danish society

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Denmark prohibits the wearing of facial veils in public

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Denmark has banned the wearing of facial veils in public and joined France and other parts of Europe to ban the burqa and niqab worn by some Muslim women. Women in Niqab leave the spectators' seats after the Danish Parliament banned the wearing of facial veils in public at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark, 31 May 2018. …

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