Danish Cop Embraces Burqa-Clad Woman, Garners Praise Online

Denmark’s ban on the face veil in public places, that came into effect on 1 August, has created quite a stir worldwide. On the day the ban commenced, the first fine was issued to a woman in a mall when a small scuffle broke out between her and another woman questioning her attire and the niqab donned by her.

Danish Cop Takes A Stand

The local police have been instructed to issue a fine to any woman covering her face with a niqab. However, in a heartwarming moment captured on video, a local police officer is seen hugging a woman wearing a niqab at a protest march.

Denmark has followed the lead of Belgium - one of the first nations to implement the ban - in making the decision. The European Court of Human Rights upheld the decision made by Belgium’s government last year.

This act of kindness from the police drew praises from the internet.

Here’s how Twitter users reacted:

Respect...

The government has cited security issues as being the main reason for the ban being imposed in the first place.

Do you agree with the Danish government? What are your thoughts regarding the actions taken by the Danish police?

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