After the southern Bulgarian town of Pazardjik became the first to prohibit the wearing of Muslim face-coverings in public places, other cities have also adopted the so-called burqa ban.

In less than a week, bans on the wearing of Muslim face-covering garments, initiated by the nationalist Patriotic Front coalition, have already been proposed or voted upon in four regional cities in Bulgaria ahead of an upcoming parliamentary vote on a law that would prohibit them right across the country.

After the ban was initiated in Pazardjik, the first to follow was the central Bulgarian city of Stara Zagora, the fifth largest in the country.

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