Breaking News

Veiled Woman Attacked in France, a Second Upon Being Arrested Sparks Riot
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

France’s burkha ban is being pressed to the limit as nonconformists ignore the laws. Two incidents on Wednesday are revealing what an incendiary issue the law imposes; first of all, two men attacked a 21-year-old pregnant woman for veiling her face; they forcibly ripped the veil and tore her hair. The attack happened in Argenteuil, which is north west of the capital. The woman was subsequently hospitalized for undisclosed injuries.

Police later attempted to arrest a second woman for wearing a veil, at which point passersby formed a riot, attacking police, who resorted to tear gas and flash-balls to disperse the crowd.


“The police were attacked,” a source told Le Parisien newspaper, “They were insulted and beaten, including punches.” Two men were arrested, aged 23 and 27, one of them a cousin of the veiled woman. 60 people in all attacked police, showing the sort of unrest all cultures within cultures have when a strong religious affiliation inspires rejection of local laws and customs.

In this case, the law is a burkha ban under former president Sarkozy, who said face covering was an affront to the principles of the French Republic. Those wearing niqabs publicly can be fined the equivalent of about $200 dollars.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!


Interesting Legal Sites You May Like




Search Now

Mid-level Litigation Attorney with motions experience


Seattle office of our client seeks mid-level litigation attorney with 3-5 years of experience, inclu...

Apply Now

Environmental /Land Use Attorney with 2-3 years of experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks environmental /land use attorney with 2-3 years of experien...

Apply Now

Litigation Attorney with 2-5 years of insurance defense experience


Jacksonville office of our client seeks litigation attorney with 2-5 years of previous insurance def...

Apply Now

Attorney with 5+ years of complex litigation experience


Detroit office of our client seeks attorney with 5+ years of complex litigation experience. The cand...

Apply Now


Legal Assistant / Receptionist


Legal Assistant / Receptionist. Pasley & Singer Law Firm seeks applicants who are professional, orga...

Apply now


USA-LA-Lake Charles

We are looking for a full time legal assistant with plaintiff personal injury litigation experience ...

Apply now

Severe Injury Attorney


We will be interviewing for a new attorney.   If interested, please provide your resume and a c...

Apply now

Help Desk Analyst

USA-NY-White Plains

Jackson Lewis P.C. is an employment law firm that represents management exclusively in every aspect ...

Apply now

Most Popular


To Top