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Swiss region of St Gallen votes to ban ‘burqa’ in public places

The Swiss region of St Gallen has voted in favour of a "burqa ban", prohibiting all face-covering garments in public spaces, a decision that a local Islamic organisation has termed "Islamophobic".
Demonstrators covering their faces participate in a protest called The traditional clown's walk against the burqa ban in Vienna, Austria October 1, 2017. REUTERS-Leonhard Foeger

Swiss to vote on regional ‘burqa ban’

A referendum in Switzerland's northeastern St Gallen region is considering introducing a 'burqa ban' that would prohibit all face-covering garments in public spaces in the area.
Demonstrators covering their faces participate in a protest called The traditional clown's walk against the burqa ban in Vienna, Austria October 1, 2017. REUTERS-Leonhard Foeger

Denmark’s ‘burqa ban’ on full-face veils in public goes into effect

Denmark’s ban against the use of full-face veils in public spaces, called a “burqa ban,’’ went into effect on Wednesday.

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