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France: Muslim women in Grenoble continue their protest against 'burkini' ban02:29

France: Muslim women in Grenoble continue their protest against 'burkini' ban

France, Grenoble
June 30, 2019 at 18:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

With France witnessing a heatwave, locals in the south-eastern French city of Grenoble queued outside the Jean Bron pool on Sunday where they were met with activists of the Citizen Alliance group, which is organizing protests to defend the Muslim women's rights to wear burkini, the Islamic full-body swimsuit and to urge the local mayor Eric Piolle to change the rules regarding bath clothing in public swimming pools.

Footage shows muslim women from the Citizen Alliance group mobilizing amid tight security in an effort to implement "a possible evolution of the internal protocols of the pool" with a open debate with the public, according to Lea Galloy, a Citizen Alliance activist.

Earlier this month, Jean Bron pool, one among several in France that have banned burkinis, saw dozens of Muslim women defying the local ban by wearing the controversial swimsuit burkini to the pool for which they were reportedly issued a fine of €35 ($39.80).

France: Muslim women in Grenoble continue their protest against 'burkini' ban02:29
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With France witnessing a heatwave, locals in the south-eastern French city of Grenoble queued outside the Jean Bron pool on Sunday where they were met with activists of the Citizen Alliance group, which is organizing protests to defend the Muslim women's rights to wear burkini, the Islamic full-body swimsuit and to urge the local mayor Eric Piolle to change the rules regarding bath clothing in public swimming pools.

Footage shows muslim women from the Citizen Alliance group mobilizing amid tight security in an effort to implement "a possible evolution of the internal protocols of the pool" with a open debate with the public, according to Lea Galloy, a Citizen Alliance activist.

Earlier this month, Jean Bron pool, one among several in France that have banned burkinis, saw dozens of Muslim women defying the local ban by wearing the controversial swimsuit burkini to the pool for which they were reportedly issued a fine of €35 ($39.80).

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