A Toulouse woman says she was told to pay a fine or leave a Cannes beach for wearing a headscarf, French media reported. The city's mayor has defended the decision of police.
The incident took place on Tuesday, August 16th, when the 34-year-old former air hostess was on holiday in Cannes.
The woman, originally from Toulouse, was wearing leggings, a tunic and her hijab - a headscarf covering her hair - while at La Bocca beach with her family.
"I wasn't there to provoke anyone," the mother, named as Siam, told French news magazine L'Obs.