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Tunisian Police End Protest of University That Banned Niqab

Tunisian Police End Protest of University That Banned Niqab
January 25, 2012

Authorities in Tunisia on Tuesday broke up a sit-in that started in November to protest the policy of the University of Manouba banning the niqab, or the full face veil worn by some observant Muslim women, AFP reported. University officials said that they asked for police help to have the protesters -- many of whom are not students at the university -- removed. The university has said that there are security issues in having students enroll when they can't be seen at all because of the niqab.

 

 

 

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