COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Denmark on Thursday banned the wearing of face veils in public, effectively restricting the burqa and niqab worn by some Muslim women.
A majority of members of parliament agreed on a so-called clearing agreement that means the ban will be effective from August 1.
First time offenders will be fined 1,000 Danish crowns ($160). After the fourth violation the fine will increase to 10,000 crowns
(Reporting by Teis Jensen, Editing by Angus MacSwan)