Police officer attacked in Brussels while controlling full-veiled woman

Belga news agency reported on Wednesday that a policeman was injured in Saint-Josse district in the centre of Brussels.  According to the source,the incident erupted as the police patrol demanded man’s wife who was wearing a full Islamic veil to show her face. The man prohibited his wife to uncover the face and hit one of the policemen, threatening to kill him. The man was detained by the police and will face charges for injuring the officer.

The incident took place only two months after a ban on wearing clothes and veils that hide the face introduced by Belgian authorities came into force. Meanwhile, according to some estimation at least 300 women inBrussels still wear full-face veils despite the ban.