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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.

UK’s Theresa May scolds Boris Johnson over burqa remark

British Prime Minister Theresa May has scolded her former foreign minister, Boris Johnson, for saying that Muslim women who wear burqas look like letter boxes or bank robbers.

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