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Cops’ boob on French beach triggers fallout over topless sunbathing

It’s an affront to their very way of life, say critics, after incident sparks fury across the political spectrum

David Chazan

Topless sunbathing is a fundamental French “liberty”, the interior minister has said after feminists, right-wing nationalists and leftists united in outrage at a police order to women on a beach to cover up.

Critics accused the officers of undermining the French way of life after the case hit the headlines, while far-right politicians claimed topless sunbathing was being banned under the influence of radical Islamists.

Gérald Darmanin, who as interior minister is in charge of the French police, wrote on Twitter that topless women should not be “reproached”...

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