Mayor of Cannes bans burqinis on resort’s beaches

David Lisnard rules that bathing apparel must respect ‘good customs and secularism’

The mayor of Cannes has banned the wearing of burqinis on the beaches of the French Riviera resort famous for its annual film festival.

Mayor David Lisnard signed off on the ruling that “access to beaches and for swimming is banned to anyone who does not have [bathing apparel] which respects good customs and secularism,” which is a founding principle of the French republic.

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