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# Switzerland
Switzerland to vote tomorrow on whether to ban full facial coverings in public places
Polls indicate a slim majority support the move, in a vote that comes after years of debate.
# Burqa ban
Ban on burqas in public places in the Netherlands takes effect
Between 200 and 400 women are estimated to wear a burqa or niqab in the country of 17 million people.
# bojo strikes again
May asks Johnson to apologise for saying women in burqas look like 'bank robbers'
The UK’s former foreign secretary also compared the women to letterboxes.
# Fatherland First
Burqas or bus seats? Anti-immigrant group ridiculed for mistaking bus seats for Muslim women
People described the bus seats as “tragic”, “disgusting” and “terrorists”.
Photos: Men in burqas say 'Don't tell women what to wear, keep your eyes away'
They organised the march ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8.