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Burka ban riots man jailed for three months
A man whose arrest for assaulting a police officer sparked riots in a town near Paris was sentenced to three months in prison and a 1,000-euro fines on Friday. Michaël Khiri allegedly fought police when they stopped and questioned his wife for wearing Islamic face-covering in public.
Khiri's arrest in July sparked riots in the town of Trappes near Paris, when hundreds descended on the local police station in protest at the arrest.
Khiri and his family were on their way home to break fast during ramadan when a police officer stopped Khiri's wife, Cassandra Bélin, for wearing the full veil in public.
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