PUBLISHED: 16:12 GMT, 13 June 2013 | UPDATED: 17:00 GMT, 13 June 2013
- Two men put pregnant woman, 21, in hospital – undergoing treatment
- Around 60 people attacked police in Argenteuil, north west of the capital
- Women guilty of wearing niqabs can be fined the equivalent of around £130
Violent clashes have broken out in a Paris suburb after police tried to arrest a Muslim woman for wearing a veil.
It came as two men today put a 21-year-old pregnant woman in hospital for covering her face with a veil on the same council estate.
In what is being viewed as a severe test of France’s burka ban, around 60 people attacked police on Wednesday night in Argenteuil, a commuter town to the north west of the capital.
Clashes: Two women wearing burkas walk through Douai, in northern France. Violent clashes have broken out in a Paris suburb after police tried to arrest a Muslim woman for wearing a veil (file photo)
Under a law which came into force in 2011, women found guilty of wearing niqabs in public can be fined the equivalent of around £130.