Muslims, police scuffle at Rye Playland over amusement park’s head scarf ban; 15 arrests made

CORINNE LESTCH AND BILL HUTCHINSON, DAILY NEWS WRITERSPolice on the scene at Playland on Tuesday (Norman Y. Lono for NY Daily News)


Rye Playland was shut down Tuesday after cops scuffled with Muslims upset that women wearing head scarves were barred from the rides, witnesses said.

Fifteen people, including three women, were charged with disorderly conduct and assault in the chaos, authorities said.

The Westchester County park was packed with Muslims celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr - the holiday marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. (Full Article)

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