Burkini ban mayor is told to pay damages

A mayor who banned the burkini from his commune’s swimming pool has been ordered to pay damages after several legal challenges. 

19 July 2017
By Connexion journalist

When the pool in Lorette, Loire, opened in July a notice banned the burkini on the order of mayor Gérard Tardy.
He later withdrew the ban as his council had not voted for it, but three anti-discrimination groups took him to court and won €700 damages each.

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