Women March in Support of Ban of Religious Symbols

March 6, 2004

Source: Yahoo! News


On March 6, 2004 Yahoo! News posted an Associated Press article, "Thousands of women marched through Paris on Saturday to press for equal rights for women and show support for a law to ban Islamic head scarves in public schools. Some carried pink signs, and one held a replica of a gallows with dolls in the style of Barbie dangling from ropes. One sign read, 'Neither for Sale nor for the Taking.' Police said some 7,000 people took part in the march, organized by the National Collective for Women's Rights and several unions and leftist political parties. Not all had the same agenda. Some demanded jobs for women and equal rights in the workplace. Others marched in support of a new law against wearing Islamic head scarves in public schools."