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Poll: Do you support the burkini ban in some French resorts?

France’s top court has said the ban is illegal.

The burkini ban has been implemented in about 30 French towns.
The burkini ban has been implemented in about 30 French towns.
Image: Youtube/France24English

THE BAN ON burkinis in about 30 towns along the French Riviera has sparked international headlines.

Yesterday, France’s top court ruled that the ban on the Islamic swimsuit was “clearly illegal” because it could not be shown that it was a “proven risk” to public order.

Despite this, at least one town has said it will continue to implement the ban.

They say that burkinis are “not respectful of good morality and the principle of secularism and not respectful of the rules of hygiene and bathing security.”

What do you think, are the bans blatant discrimination or an understandable reaction to the situation in France?

Today’s poll, Do you support the burkini ban in some French resorts?


Poll Results:

No (11638)
Yes (8561)
Don't know (1018)



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