French police made a woman remove her burkini on a Nice beach while another was fined in the resort of Cannes for wearing leggings, a tunic and a headscarf.
Along the coast in Cannes, a mother of two told AFP on Tuesday she had been fined on the beach for wearing leggings, a tunic and a headscarf.
Her ticket read that she was not wearing “an outfit respecting good morals and secularism”.
There’re fair arguments about wearing a burka in the witness box and the like but this?
Given my skin colour, freckles, father’s melanoma, middle of the day at a beach I will be covered up, long trousers, long sleeved shirt, hat. I should be forced into budgie smugglers instead? And no, the State should not be making the difference between me doing it for health reasons and some bint doing it for Allah.
Not that France is a free or good society often enough….