Denmark burka protest in pictures: Veiled campaigners demonstrate against ‘burqa law’

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Pictures show the Kvinder i Dialog group defying the ban by wearing face veils in the capital, with some angrily waving placards in the air.

It comes as two of Denmark’s parties are considering upping the punishment for transgressing the recent ban from £121 to a prison sentence, as it risks being rendered ineffective by a French-Algerian mogul previously dubbed the «Zorro of Niqab.»

The Liberals and the Danish People’s Party (DF), currently members of Denmark’s ruling coalition, argue that the pledge by Rachid Nekkaz to pay all fines accrued under the contentious «Burka Law» is undermining Danish law.

According to DF’s immigration and integration spokesman Martin Henriksen, the government should consider introducing prison terms in the legislation.

The government should consider imposing prison terms

Danish People’s Party’s Martin Henriksen

«If he pays the fines, we think it should be regarded as income, so that the women for whom he pays the fines shall be taxed,» he argued.

«Also, we think this is a reason why the government should consider imposing prison terms – you may pay fines for others, but you cannot serve terms for others,» Martin Henriksen added.

12 other nations have banned the burka, including Austria, France, Belgium, Tajikistan, Latvia, Cameroon, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Netherlands, China and Morocco.

The protest comes as former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson compared women who wore burkas to “letterboxes” and “bank robbers” in a Telegraph comment piece which argued against a blanket ban on burkas in the UK.

The remarks sparked indignation from within the Conservative Party, with Prime Minister Theresa May and party chairman, Brandon Lewis, both calling for Mr Johnson to apologise.

But Mr Johnson is refusing to back down, claiming his observations were innocuous and adding it was “ridiculous” to attack his comments.

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