The Danish opposition Social Liberal (Radikale Venstre) Party has clarified its position after a spokesperson appeared to suggest the party would join conservatives in supporting a ban on burkas.

Acting spokesperson Lotte Rod said on Wednesday that she would support a ban on the face-covering veil, joining the populist Danish People's Party (Dansk Folkeparti, DF) in calling for the face-covering burka and niqab to be forbidden in public.

Rod wrote on Facebook on Wednesday that she would "like to support a ban" against the burka and niqab, "if the government then makes a concerted effort to help women out of oppression".

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