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Combating The Veil In Northern Italy

Italy's anti-immigrant party of choice, the ruling coalition's Northern League, hits paydirt on the agitation front, according to BBC:

A woman visiting a post office in Novara, north-western Italy, has been stopped by police for wearing an Islamic veil covering her face.

A police official told the AFP news agency the woman would have to pay a 500-euro (£430) fine.

It is the first such police action since Novara brought in a by-law in January banning clothing preventing immediate identification in public.

-- Central Newsroom

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