The French authorities have claimed that although the women were breaking the law by wearing their veils this was not the reason they are being detained, instead saying the women were arrest for 'joining an unauthorised protest against the ban'.
The law as it stands will result in a £133 ($217) fine for any woman caught wearing a Burka in public and a maximum sentence of 2 years imprisonment for anybody forcing women to wear Burkas. In an attempt to quell religious concerns, if found in public the women are first transported either to their home or the nearest police station before being asked to remove their veils.
I live in the most culturally diverse city, in the most culturally diverse country in the world so to me it seems outrageous that the French police can get away with such policies. What are your opinions?