Tens of female students from a Prague secondary nursing school on Wednesday gathered outside a courtroom to support their head teacher who was sued by a former Muslim student from Somalia banned from wearing the Muslim veil covering her head and neck (hijab) during classes.

"We came to support our head teacher. This is absolute nonsense. Our school has set rules and she violated them," one of the students told CTK about the former Muslim student.

Another girl said all students should respect the same rules, without any exceptions.

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