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News ID: 48129
Publish Date: 13:21 - 20 September 2020
Sunday, 20 September 2020_A lawmaker from the ruling party of French President Emmanuel Macron has been accused of racism after she led a walkout at the country's national assembly in protest at the presence of a Muslim student union representative wearing a headscarf.

French MPs under fire for protesting Muslim woman's hijab at parliamentIn a controversial move earlier this week, lawmakers from far-right and republican parties left the meeting when Maryam Pougetoux, the spokesperson of the National Union of Students in France (UNEF), attended the parliament while wearing a Muslim head covering.

The lawmaker from Macron’s La Republique En March party, Anne-Christine Lang, who led the walkout said that she viewed the hijab as a symbol of submission.

“I cannot accept that in the center of the National Assembly, the beating heart of democracy… that we accept that a person appears in a hijab before a parliamentary inquiry committee,” said in a video she later posted on Twitter.

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