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An Australian Muslim woman who wore a burkini to a French beach said she was asked to leave despite a ban on the controversial full-bodied swimsuit recently being overturned.

Sydney-born Zeynab Alshelh, a 23-year-old medical student, told Australia's Channel 7 that she travelled to Europe to show solidarity with French Muslims by wearing a burkini -- invented by an Australian designer -- on the beach.

Footage broadcast Sunday evening showed local bathers make disparaging gestures towards Alshelh, who is sitting burkini-clad on the sand in Villeneuve-Loubet with her mother.


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