Two veiled women have been arrested in Paris during a protest against France's new ban on wearing full-face veils in public.
They had joined a gathering in front of Notre Dame cathedral.
The BBC reports that pne of the women was Kenza Drider of Avignon, who arrived in Paris by train wearing a niqab.
Police say they were detained because the protest had not been authorised and not because they breached the ban.
The government says wearing a veil is oppressive for women, but opponents say the new law is an infringement of human rights.
France is the first country in Europe to publicly ban a form of dress some Muslims regard as a religious duty.
Offenders face a fine of 150 euros and a citizenship course. People forcing women to wear the veil face a much larger fine and a prison sentence of up to two years.