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    Danish ‘Burqa Ban’ Takes Effect Amid Protests

    Call the fashion police. Starting yesterday, anyone in the Scandinavian nation caught wearing a full-face covering in public will be fined nearly $160. While supporters of the measure believe it’ll help Muslim immigrants better integrate into Danish society, activists — who staged demonstrations against the new law — say it violates personal freedoms. “I’ve realized that democracy doesn’t work,” said one young woman of Turkish descent. The European Court of Human Rights has backed Belgium’s ban on full-face veils, while a similar law has been on the books in France since 2011.

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