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The Cooper Street Farmers Market sits in a highly diversified community in central Arlington — a tossed salad of cultures, colors and accents.

But when Latifa Aimaq went into the market, she found trouble from the proprietor.

"He was very intimidating. He began to yell: 'Get out! Get out! Get out! We don't allow people with a face veil in here!'"

Aimaq covers all but her eyes and hands in when in public, but signs posted in the market say faces must be visible.

"I tried to explain to her it's for our safety and the safety of our customers," said store manager Chris Perez.


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