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Woman in burka attacked, abused in Berlin

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM


German police say a Muslim woman wearing a veil covering her entire face and body was attacked and verbally abused inside a Berlin store.

Police said yesterday a 28-year-old woman insulted the victim and ripped the veil of the burka from her head.

The attacker then followed the 54-year-old victim out of the store and continued shouting anti-foreigner abuse at her before being detained by police. Police gave no more details of the incident.

Last year, the German Parliament approved a govern-ment proposal to ban the wearing of all veils that fully cover the face by public employees in schools, courts and other institutions.

Anti-Islam groups have called for a total ban on the wearing of all full-face veils in Germany.