My son was in Manchester before Christmas and saw an elderly white woman approach three young Chinese women who were wearing anti-pollution masks (there are a lot of Chinese students in Manchester plus a big China Town). She asked them to remove the masks. They politely refused. Her response was "You're in England now. We don't wear them. When you're in our country you follow our rules". Interesting article here:western cultures may have a latent prejudice against religions that require face-covering.
We are all niqabis now: Coronavirus masks reveal hypocrisy of face covering bans
@Buffy Summers - Isn't it just? He was tempted to intervene but held back because of the woman's age. He was furious and apologised to the younger women after - they laughed it off. It made me so angry.