Ayah, 37, a wearer of the niqab weeps as she is embraced by a police officer during a demonstration against the Danish face veil ban in Copenhagen, Denmark, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Ayah, 37, a wearer of the niqab weeps as she is embraced by a police officer during a demonstration against the Danish face veil ban in Copenhagen, Denmark, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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In English: The story behind a photo gone viral: Meet the niqab-wearing protester who was hugged by a policewoman at a march in Copenhagen

A photo of a crying woman in niqab being hugged by a policewoman at a protest against the so-called 'burqa-ban' in Copenhagen on Wednesday has gone viral. This is the woman's story told by herself.

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When a ban on wearing face veils in public took effect in Denmark on Wednesday, muslims and non-muslims joined a march in Copenhagen to protest at what they considered an infringement on freedom of religion and expression.

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