Cannes bans burkinis over suspected link to radical Islamism

August 12, 2016 9:30 AM

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Cannes bans burkinis over suspected link to radical Islamism

The mayor of Cannes in southern France has banned full-body swimsuits known as "burkinis" from the beach, citing public order concerns.

David Lisnard said they are a "symbol of Islamic extremism" and might spark scuffles, as France is the target of Islamist attacks.

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