(JOHANNESBURG, South Africa) — Hundreds of women, led by theruling 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 fpr 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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