Anti-burqa po­lice fine shark man!

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A MAN dressed as a SHARK has been slapped with a fine un­der new anti-burqa laws.

The shark was advertising the open­ing of a new elec­tron­ics store, called McShark.

As the mas­cot was stand­ing out­side a new out­let of the chain in Vienna, Aus­tria, he was asked to re­move his cos­tume head by po­lice of­fi­cers.

When he re­fused, he was is­sued with a fine – which can be up to £130.

The new laws aimed at pro­hibit­ing peo­ple from cov­er­ing their faces in pub­lic came into ef­fect in Aus­tria at the start of Oc­to­ber.

The rule came as part of leg­is­la­tion ap­proved in May that also es­tab­lishes in­te­gra­tion cour­ses and prompts asy­lum seek­ers to do un­paid pub­lic work.

France was the first Euro­pean coun­try to out­law face veils back in 2011.

Bel­gium, Bul­garia and Switzer­land fol­lowed suit. IT is pos­si­ble to age a lob­ster by count­ing the rings on its eye­stalks

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