Five women wearing the Islamic headscarf have been prevented from entering a nursery school in Corsica by other parents, local media report. Staff and pupils at French schools are banned from wearing religious symbols – but parents are not.
Monday’s incident in Bonifacio took place as children returned to school after the summer holiday.
The parents who blocked the women said they were unhappy because their children were reprimanded if staff saw their Christian crosses.
Police intervened to calm the incident in Bonifacio, local media reported.
Last month two villagers and three men of North African origin were hurt in a brawl on a beach in the Corsican village of Sisco. The local prosecutor said the three North African men, from a nearby town , had wanted the beach for themselves.
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