CORINNE LESTCH AND BILL HUTCHINSON, DAILY NEWS WRITERS
Police 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 ban, which is not Muslim specific, was imposed about 3 years ago mostly to prevent hats from falling onto the tracks of roller coasters and other rides, park officials said.
"The cops started getting loud with her and she started getting loud, too. They pushed her on the ground and arrested her," Meawad said.
Her cousin, Kareem Meawad, 17, went to try to protect theRead More »from Muslims, police scuffle at Rye Playland over amusement park’s head scarf ban; 15 arrests made