The French government has condemned violence that broke out in the Paris suburb of Trappes over the weekend after a man was detained for allegedly attacking the police officer who stopped his wife for wearing a banned full-face veil.
Wearing full-face veils was banned in France in April 2011. The punishment for wearing the banned veils is a fine of up to 200 euros or a mandatory citizenship course.
The French government has condemned as "unacceptable" weekend violence outside Paris triggered by the country's ban on full-face veils and strongly defended the controversial law.
Two senior members of the government, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault and Interior Minister Manuel Valls spoke on Monday following the violence in the suburb of Trappes, southwest of Paris.
The unrest erupted after a man was detained for allegedly attacking a police officer who had stopped his wife over her full-face veil a practice that is banned in France, outraging many in the Muslim community.
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