Paris Opera expels veiled woman during performance

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Date: October 19th, 2014

Category: Government, Politics

operaParis – The incident took place when a veiled woman was spotted on the front row of a performance of La Traviata at the Opera Bastille, Jean-Philippe Thiellay told AFP, confirming a media report.

France brought in a law in 2011 banning anyone from wearing clothing that conceals the face in a public space, or face a 150 euro ($190) fine.

The woman was sitting just behind the conductor, visible to monitors, wearing a scarf covering her hair and a veil over her mouth and nose during the performance.

“I was alerted in the second act,” said Thiellay, adding that “some performers said they did not want to sing” if something was not done.  More

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One Response to “Paris Opera expels veiled woman during performance”

  1. Unkle Jackie sez Says:

    Hmm-m-m…the Paris opera has more cajones than Obama ??

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