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head teacher asks girl wearing headscarf to leave 14

A pupil at Apostolos Varnavas Lyceum in Strovolos was asked to leave by the school head because she was wearing a headscarf, philenews reports.

It said the incident — on the first day back to school — prompted an immediate reaction from fellow pupils who started shouting ‘racist’ at the head.

According to philenews, the young woman is in her last year of school, has lived in Cyprus permanently for five years and has a migrant background.

Her fellow pupils also said that there were racist undertones in the head’s welcoming speech for the start of the new school year, philenews added.

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