Youth leaders from Norway's right-wing Progress Party donned burkas and chains for a Women's Day protest on Sunday, with one marcher claiming that "Islamists treat women like rats."

"Islamists treat women like rats," Sara Berge Økland, a member of the central board of the party's youth league, told Dagbladet. "We are especially concerned with things like forced marriage, domestic violence and female genital mutilation, and that the women do not get to live out their own ambitions and desires."

Progress, the junior partner in Norway's right-wing coalition government, has campaigned to introduce a law banning Burqas and Niqabs, which cover the entire face of women, ever since a similar law was passed in France in 2010.

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