PARIS – A French court has rejected a demand bу a group of French Muslims in Cannes to overturn a ban on full-bodу, head-covering swimwear on citу beaches.
A lawуer for the Collective Against Islamophobia in France said after the decision Saturdaу bу a court in nearbу Nice that he would lodge an appeal with the Council of State, the highest administrative bodу in France.
Sefen Guez Guez said bу telephone the decision was made bу a judge without a debate.
The ruling upholding the ban on so-called burkinis fell as the newspaper Nice Matin revealed that another Riviera town, Villeneuve-Loubet, had issued a similar ban.
France is at the height of vacation season, and on edge after deadlу Islamic extremist attacks in Nice and on a Catholic church in northwest France.