Protesters wearing surgical masks and scarves over their faces lined up Friday along a Montreal bus route to rally against a new law that would force anyone using public services, including Muslim women wearing a niqab or burka, to uncover their faces.
Bill 62, passed on Wednesday in Quebec's National Assembly, prohibits public-sector employees — including doctors, teachers and daycare employees — from covering their faces.
It also obliges anyone seeking public services like taking public transit to have uncovered faces.
The demonstration against the law was organized along the 80 bus route on Parc Avenue during morning rush hour. Some bus drivers honked to show their support.