A Muslim woman wearing a niqab veil protests outside Bangor Street Community centre where Leader of the House of Commons Jack Straw is holding one of his weekend surgery appointments where he faced a protest by around 50 Muslim protesters on October 14, 2006, Blackburn, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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Models Don Burqas on Runway to Protest Muslim Veil Ban in Denmark

Designer Reza Etamadi said the ban violates “the free choice we in the Western world are known for and proud to have.”

Protest is in fashion, particularly when it comes to a new law that is being condemned by critics as Islamophobic.

Models at Copenhagen Fashion Week donned burqas, hijabs and niqabs while walking the runway to protest Denmark’s new ban on Islamic face coverings, the Daily Mail is reporting.

“I have a duty to support all women’s freedom of speech and freedom of thought,” Iranian-born designer Reza Etamadi, who incorporated the coverings into the show for his brand MUF10, told the outlet. He also noted that the ban violates “the free choice we in the Western world are known for and proud to have.”

The new law, which went into effect on August 1, forbids Muslim women from wearing Islamic face coverings in public, the Daily Mail reports.

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