In Denmark the first women fined for wearing a face-covering clothing
/TASS, 3 August/ — They both had to pay $160.
First violators are effective August 1, because of the law prohibiting the wearing of face-covering clothing, registered in Denmark. It is reported by the Danish broadcasting Corporation Dr.
The women were arrested after one of them, which was leaving a narrow slit for the eyes, the niqab, had a fight with another in the same clothes, when they both were on the escalator of a shopping centre in the town of Hørsholm North of Copenhagen. Law enforcement agencies have accused both the Muslim women in violation of the new law and fined them for 1 thousand Danish crowns ($160).
Meanwhile, in Copenhagen and in Aarhus on Friday evening, just like last Wednesday, there were demonstrations against this law.
According to police, they were attended by about 1,300 people.
In late may, the majority of the Folketing (Danish Parliament) voted for the introduction of a national ban on wearing hats and clothing that cover the face. August 1, violators will face fines ranging from 1 thousand euros ($160) for the first violation and up to 10 thousand CZK ($1.6 million) after three.