Vi­enna

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Cos­tumes ver­boten: A man wear­ing a shark cos­tume to help pro­mote a new com­puter re­pair shop was fined this week un­der Aus­tria’s new “burqa ban.” The un­named worker was stand­ing out­side the McShark store in Vi­enna when po­lice asked him to re­move his shark mask. When he re­fused, ex­plain­ing, “I’m just do­ing my job,” po­lice slapped him with a fine—which can go up to $175. The anti-mask law, which bans any face cov­er­ing in public and is aimed at the tiny mi­nor­ity of Aus­trian Mus­lim women who wear full-face veils, went into ef­fect at the start of Oc­to­ber. Po­lice said a ci­ti­zen—pre­sum­ably one who hoped to ex­pose the law’s flaws—alerted them to the vi­o­la­tion at the shop.

Shark: Fined

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