Several French mayors stick to burkini ban despite court ruling

MARSEILLE (AFP) – Several mayors in southeast France on Friday said they would maintain their bans on the Islamic burkini swimsuit despite a ruling by France’s highest administrative court to suspend the measures.

Town hall authorities in Nice said the mayor would continue to fine women wearing burkinis while the mayor of nearby Frejus, David Rachline, told AFP that “the Frejus order is still valid.”