Rally Against French Ban on Headscarves in CA

December 31, 2003

Source: Contra Costa Times


On December 31, 2003 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Bay Area Muslims joined others around the country Tuesday to protest the French government's proposal to ban the wearing of 'conspicuous' religious clothing such as Muslim head scarves and Jewish skullcaps in public schools. Rallying in front of the French Consulate in San Francisco, 15 women wearing the head covering, or hijab, denounced the proposal and met with French Deputy Consul General Olivier Arribe. Protesters in Los Angeles, New York, Houston and Miami rallied at French consulates in those cities."