Bit of a bother about a Calpe burkini in Costa Blanca

Burkini swimwear

The town hall’s Sports department received 22 complaints about a woman who wears a burkini in the municipal pool.
The objections came from different people, but all used the same wording in official entries in the town hall register.
“Complaint arising from the presence of a person in a burkini at the municipal swimming pool installations,” the entries read.
The identical wording suggested that objectors had agreed to unite in their protests about the garment that is routinely banned in public swimming pools on hygiene grounds.
According to sources quoted in the local Spanish media, there has as yet been no official reaction from the Sports department for or against the burkini, an all-enveloping two-piece swimming costume that leaves only the wearer’s face, hands and feet on view.
It is the patented creation of Aheda Zanetti, an Australian designer of Lebanese origin who wanted Muslim women to be able to swim without flouting their religious obligations.
(Stock image of woman wearing Burkini)

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