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French policemen from the anti-crime unit (BAC) patrol the streets in Trappes, a suburb of Paris, after two nights of violent clashes
Muslim protesters clash with police in Paris suburb after woman is fined for wearing Islamic veil in defiance of ban
- Two days of rioting in Trappes, near Paris, after police stopped woman
- Wearing of full Islamic veils has been banned in France since 2011
By PETER ALLEN
PUBLISHED: 11:22 GMT, 21 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:47 GMT, 21 July 2013
Muslim protestors have clashed with riot police in a Paris suburb after attempts were made to fine a woman for wearing a full Islamic veil.
Community leaders in Trappes, a commuter town to the west of the French capital, joined politicians in calling for calm following two nights of disturbances.
They have seen hundreds of people surrounding the police headquarters in the area and bombarding officers with stones while also starting fires and vandalising property.
Manuel Valls, France’s Interior Minister, today ordered hundreds more police into the area, saying: ‘Given the incidents which marred the night, and during which four people were arrested and twenty vehicles burnt out or damaged in the Elancourt district, a security plan will be maintained until calm returns permanently.’