Belgian Students Protest Hijab Ban in Education

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Thousands of people gathered in Brussels on Sunday to protest against a ruling by Belgium’s Constitutional Court allowing higher education institutions to ban the hijab.

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The protesters, around 4000, gathered at the Mont des Arts square to protest under the name of #HijabisFightBack.

The protesters carried signs bearing slogans such as “Take your hands off my headscarf,” “My right” and “Enough.”

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The demonstration is an initiative of the feminist collective Imazi Reine, the collective Belge Comme Vous and the non-profit organization La 5e vague, The Brussels Times reported.

“At first we did not necessarily want to demonstrate,” Fatima Zohra Ait El Maâti of Imazi Reine told Bruzz.

“We are very aware of the coronavirus crisis. That is why we stayed at home for months. But in September, people had to go to school, and this decision created the need to react quickly,” she added.

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