VALLS AGREE WITH PROHIBITION oF burkini oN bEACHES
PARIS (Reuters) – Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, defends the choice of a handful of french mayors to ban burkini on their beaches, saying “understand” the measures, but still refusing to national legislation.
“I understand the mayors who, in that moment of tension, have the reflex to look for solutions to avoid disturbances to public order,” said the prime minister in an interview to Provence published Wednesday.
“the beaches, like any public space must be preserved religious claims. the burkini is not a new range of swimwear, fashion. It is the translation of a political project of against-company, based in particular on the enslavement of women, “he says
.” I do not think we should legislate on the matter: the general regulation requirements clothing can be a solution, “the prime minister said, adding that the law banning the full veil in public space must first be applied.
the Socialist mayor of Sisco said Monday have made an order prohibiting the “burkini” on the beaches of the town after clashes on Saturday attributed to a dispute over wearing this swimwear covering for Muslim women.
the mayors Republicans Cannes and Villeneuve-Loubet (Alpes-Maritimes) had taken similar arrested.
(Julie Carriat for the french service)
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