Angry mob rips off clothes of 8 women for wearing short skirtsBy Mason White 2:15 PM June 1, 2015
|Women in short dresses illustration|
By: Feng Qian
Police are looking to arrest several people after they were accused of ripping off the clothes of women for wearing short skirts in public, police in Uganda said.
Several members of the Boda Boda Cyclists gang said that they are helping the Iganga Police enforce modesty laws.
Over the last week alone, the gang undressed 10 people for being inappropriately dressed.
According to the police investigation, eight of the victims were women who were found wearing short skirts in public, while two were young men who were seen wearing pants below their waist.
The eight women were stripped in separate incidents in Iganga, Nakalama, and Busembatia. Boda Boda Cyclists are leading the campaign to undress inappropriately dressed men and women.
On Sunday, police rescued a woman from an angry crowd after she was undressed for wearing a short skirt. So far, no arrests have been made.
Police warned residents against taking the law into their hands, and encouraged them to call the police when they encounter a woman dressed in a short skirt.