French teachers protest against abaya ban

“Our pupils experience violence on a daily basis, but the government decides to launch another debate around the abaya.”

Teachers at a high school outside Paris have gone on strike to protest against France’s abaya ban.

On Friday, French President Emmanuel Macron vowed his government would stick by the ban on the over-garment in schools, saying: “We will be uncompromising on this topic… We will take actions beyond words.”


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