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Catalonia lifts veil on 'burqa ban' plans
by Steve Tallantyre
The Catalan Government has announced plans to control the wearing of burqas and other face-covering attire in public spaces "for reasons of public safety".
The proposed rule will also control the public wearing of other garments including helmets and masks, Ramon Espadaler, Interior Minister for Catalonia, announced in the autonomous region's parliament on Wednesday.
A full debate will follow the introduction of the public safety motion designed to combat people concealing their faces in public places.
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