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Paris cops arrest women for wearing burqa

world Updated: Apr 11, 2011 17:20 IST

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Paris police on Monday arrested two veiled women and several other people protesting in front of Notre Dame cathedral against France's new ban on wearing full-face veils in public.

An AFP journalist at the scene said the arrests came after police moved in to break up the protest which had not been authorised.

On Saturday police arrested 59 people, including 19 veiled women, who turned up for a banned protest in Paris against the draconian new law, the first of its kind to be enforced in Europe.

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