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South African Women Hold Mini-Skirt March to Protest Harassment

GETTY(JOHANNESBURG, South Africa) -- Hundreds of women, led by the ruling party's Women's League, marched in Johannesburg to protest the harassment of two women who wore mini-skirts at a taxi rank in December.

Johannesburg streets were paralyzed as women, some wearing mini-skirts, held placards and danced in the streets to support women's rights to choose their clothing. The march was in protest of the groping and harassment of two women by men at the Noord Street  taxi rank in December.

Women's Minister Lulu Xingwana threatened to close the taxi rank if similar incidents occurred, reports BBC News.

One protestor told BBC: "Each time when you go to the taxi rank to get into the taxi, you are always abused and harassed, so we feel it is not fair,” she said. "This is a free country, we have a right to wear whatever we want, nobody must stop us."

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