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Human rights groups vow to challenge burkini ban on Cannes beaches
A French human rights association and Muslim groups have said they will take legal action against the mayor of Cannes for issuing a decree banning burkinis from the resort's beaches.
David Lisnard signed off on a ruling last month preventing women from wearing the full-body swimsuits in the Côte d'Azur town. The decree was introduced shortly after the Bastille day attack in Nice in July, where a delivery driver killed 85 people when he ploughed into crowds celebrating the French national holiday on the seafront.
The decree states that Muslim women wearing burkinis could be a threat to public order and will be cautioned and fined €38 (£33).
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