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An American precedent

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Submitted by J. Keen Holland (United States), Aug 2, 2007 at 12:09

There is a precedent for banning face-hiding clothing in the US. Several states, mostly in the South, adopted what were known as anti-Klan laws aimed at curbing the influence of the Ku Klux Klan.

Under such statutes, adults were not permitted to appear in public with their faces hidden.

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