Hundreds of women and their children demonstrated in Brussels on Saturday to calling for the veil and all other religious clothes or symbols to be banned from schools.
At the moment the veil is worn at the discretion of an individual school's headmaster, or not. Now Belgium's 40 percent French-speakers want the same law as passed in Belgium's Flemish half, which bans the veil.
"I had long, braided hair, so they would take the lower part of my veil, and wound it into my braids." says one women's rights worker.