Man dressed up as shark arrested under burka ban law while working as mascot outside Apple re-seller shop

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Published by : CT WEB 2017-10-10 17:48:17

A man dressed as a shark has been arrested under Austria's burka ban laws while working as a mascot outside a shop.

The employee was standing outside an Apple re-seller called McShark in a shark suit to advertise the opening of the new electronics store in Vienna.

Police officers walking past demanded he remove his shark head, but the man refused, saying he was "just doing his job".

He was then arrested and handed a fine that could be up to £130.

It comes after new restrictions came into force in Austria at the beginning of the month banning the wearing of the full Islamic veil.

Also prohibited are clown disguises, medical masks and scarves to cover faces, with residents only permitted under certain conditions to wear them in public.

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