A Woman Defied Swiss City's Burqa Ban, And It Was Not Tolerated
The ban prevents women — both citizens and tourists — from wearing the full-face veils in public.By Katherine Biek | July 7, 2016
Two people in Switzerland are already in trouble for defying a ban against wearing burqas that went into effect July 1.
Ticino's regional parliament approved a law preventing women from wearing the head-to-toe coverings in public last year, soon after a series of terrorist attacks occurred in Paris, raising the terror alert level in other European countries.
Local media report a Swiss woman and a French-Algerian businessman both purposefully opposed the ban Friday. The woman is a member of the radical Islamic Central Council Switzerland, while the man is a political activist.