French mayors still cracking down on burkini after court rules ban illegal

Mayors in the French riviera were this weekend defiant in enforcing the burkini swimsuit ban on Muslim women despite France’s top administrative court ruling the ban illegal in other beach towns.

Despite the ruling, local authorities in Nice said they would “continue to fine” women wearing the burkini, according to AFP.

After the ruling on Friday, paper notices taped on boards – which had been removed during the week – were put up again warning beachgoers of the ban on “beachwear which ostentatiously displays religious affiliation.”