Austrian police order Muslim lawbreakers to uncover their faces as country’s ‘burka ban’ comes into force

A Muslim woman was forced to remove her veil today as the ban on full-face veils came into force in Austria.

Items concealing the face in public places, such as the full Islamic veil, medical masks and scarves to cover faces have been outlawed.

Only under certain conditions, such as ‘at cultural events’, will people be able to wear them in public.