Vienna is to join London and Berlin in protesting against the introduction of a burqini ban on beaches in 30 seaside towns in France.

Organisers of the protest event in Vienna are inviting women and men to choose the bathing suit of their choice and join them on the Danube canal on Monday evening.

"The freedom for women to choose themselves what they want to wear, without state regulation, was an essential component in the history of women's emancipation in Europe," say organisers, writing on their Facebook page.

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