One month after France's banning of the burqa, women wearing the face-covering garment are being arrested and forced to remove their veils in public to avoid police harassment.

Five women were immediately detained by police for wearing the burqa on city streets, as they attempted to attend a conference on the controversial law in the capital Paris, a Press TV correspondent reported on Wednesday.

The conference was organized by the multicultural association Don't Touch My Constitution, which has raised funds to help women pay the fine that the government has imposed for disobeying the new law.

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