Updated on Aug 8, 2018. Posted on Aug 3, 2018

    This Police Officer Hugged A Crying Muslim Woman At A Face Veil Ban Protest And People Love It

    The police officer apparently told the woman that she was against the ban too.

    On Wednesday, the government in Denmark implemented a ban on all face veils including those worn for religious reasons like a niqab or burqa.

    Ritzau Scanpix / Reuters

    The law was passed in May this year and rules that "anyone who wears a garment that hides the face in public will be punishable with a fine."

    People took to the streets to protest the ban.

    Ritzau Scanpix / Reuters

    During the demonstration, this heartwarming moment between a police officer and a protester happened.

    Hero! Danish police officer takes a stand against the 'Burqa ban' as she embraces a Muslim woman wearing a Niqab.

    Ayah, the 37-year-old protester told the Danish broadsheet Politiken that the officer approached her to offer her water.

    Andrew Kelly / Reuters

    "To be honest, I can't remember the exact sequence of events. But I recall that I was talking to her," she said.

    Ayah told the reporters that the officer said she was personally against the ban.

    Andrew Kelly / Reuters

    "And then suddenly I was crying. It was weird, because she was just being nice and friendly. She told me that she was personally against this law, even though she is a police officer.

    "She said that I should feel free to drop by, and that everything would be alright. She said that she would make sure to look the other way, if I turned up wearing my niqab."

    People were moved by the moment.

    This is the only thing which has put a smile on my face this year, imagine https://t.co/5YRfeG1rbR

    Ma Sya Allah ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ who cut off these invisible onions?? https://t.co/DmuIje7quR

    BuzzFeed News has contacted Copenhagen police for comment.

    Ikran is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

    Contact Ikran Dahir at ikran.dahir@buzzfeed.com.

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