French nudists threaten to strip off in public pools amid row with Muslim burkini bathers


FRENCH nudists have threatened to “bare all” in public swimming pool in a row with Muslim burkina-wearing bathers.

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ROW: French swimmers have threatened to strip off in a row with Muslim swimmers (Pic: GETTY)

It comes as the French city of Grenoble temporarily closed down two swimming pools in the middle of a scorching heatwave that has gripped Europe.

It was in response to a number of Muslim women who were spotted swimming there in burkinis – breaking the ban on these types of garment.

And now residents have started a group called “Everyone Naked”, calling for people in the city to go to the pool naked in a challenge to the so-called “burkini brigade”.

Hundreds of people have already said they intend on stripping off in public, although the number that actually does could be much higher.

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BURKINI: There is a ban on the full body swimming garment worn by Muslim women (Pic: GETTY)

Grenoble burkini swimmers

SHUT: The city closed two public pools after the burkini swimmers defied the ban (Pic: GETTY)

The women in burkinis visited the two pools in Grenoble as part of a campaign by Alliance Citoyenne, a civil rights NGO, which is challenging the ban on full-body swimwear on the grounds it is discriminatory.

Each of the women in the Muslim swimsuits was then fined €35 (£30) each.

Adrien Roux, the national head of the Citizen’s Alliance, claimed the ban is targeting women on the basis of their religious beliefs.


Following the announcement that despite the fines, a group of Muslim women will try and enter pools for the third time, a counter-protest was established.

The “Everyone Naked” group said: “Next Sunday, we invite all the citizens attached to the values of the Republic to get naked in front of the commandos in burkinis!

“They want to extinguish the enlightenment: together, let’s drop the bathrobes! Long live secularism uninhibited!”


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