Danish police fine Turkish tourist for wearing face veil

Danish police fine Turkish tourist for wearing face veil

COPENHAGEN – The Associated Press
Danish police fine Turkish tourist for wearing face veil

Police in Denmark say they fined a Turkish tourist 1,000 kroner ($155) after she entered a police station to renew her visa wearing a full-face covering.

Police in Aarhus, western Denmark, say the 48-year-old woman wasn’t aware of Denmark’s recent law that makes it unlawful to wear such garments in public.

The much-debated "burqa ban" prohibits garments covering the face, including burqas and niqabs. Both are rarely seen in Denmark.

Police said Tuesday that the woman paid the fine, removed her full-face cover and walked away. No other details were available.

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