Operation burkini was launched by a group of Muslim and non-Muslim women in Grenoble
Muslim women in France are disobeying the rules at a local swimming pool by wearing burkinis.
In a protest inspired by US civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, they bathed in suits covering their entire bodies – apart from the face, hands and feet – in the city of Grenoble on Sunday.
The Jean Bron swimming pool is among many in France that ban burkinis.
Many people in the country regard the swimsuit as a symbol of political Islam and incompatible with secularism.