Woman fined $156 for wearing face veil in Denmark

Denmark enforces burqa ban amid protests

She had got into a fight with another woman, who had allegedly tried to rip off her veil in a shopping centre in Horsholm, which is around 15 miles north of Copenhagen.

Local media report a 28-year-old woman was fined after getting into a scuffle with a woman trying to remove her veil.

The woman was also asked to either remove the veil or leave, opting for the latter, according to the AP.

He stressed that the assault had nothing to do with the niqab.

"During the fight her niqab came off, but by the time we arrived she had put it back on again", police officer David Borchersen told the Ritzau news agency.

The two women were both charged with breaching the peace.

Mr Borcher said: 'We don't start taking the niqab or burka ban off people.

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Clicked by Reuters photographer Andrew Kelly, the photo features a Danish policewoman embracing a visibly emotional woman protesting against the ban.

Fines can go up to $1,552 for repeated violations.

On Wednesday, hundreds of people took to the streets of Copenhagen in protest with demonstrators openly wearing facial coverings in opposition to the new law.

It does not mention burkas and niqabs by name, but warns that anyone who wears a garment that hides their face in public will be fined. If they do not comply with police orders, they will be handed a fine and sent home.

Supporters of the law, meanwhile, claim the law will better integrate Muslims into Danish society.

Denmark's ban on niqabs and other full-face coverings in public spaces went into effect on August 1, drawing condemnation from many who say the law is a form of religious discrimination.

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