Man falls foul of 'burqa ban' law for wearing shark costume in Austria

Man falls foul of 'burka ban' law for wearing shark costume in Austria

The man was wearing a shark costume (Stock image)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A man has fallen foul of Austria's law banning the full-face Islamic veil - by wearing a shark costume.

The man was wearing the outfit to promote a computer shop called McShark, according to AP.

Police claim he refused to remove the shark's head despite being asked to do so several times and so officers gave him a citation yesterday (October 9).

The law he was breaking is known as the 'burqa ban', as many believe it mainly targets Muslim women.

Despite this the law does cover a number of face coverings including party masks, ski masks and surgical masks worn on the street.

As the law was put in place this month there have so far only been a few citations handed out.

If found guilty of wearing full face coverings a fine can amount to €150 (£134).

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