• Short Summary

    THE MINI-SKIRT MAY BE "IN" IN MOST PARTS OF THE WORLD, BUT IN BRAZZAVILLE, THE CAPITAL OF CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, IT'S DEFINITELY OUT.

  • Description

    THE MINI-SKIRT MAY BE "IN" IN MOST PARTS OF THE WORLD, BUT IN BRAZZAVILLE, THE CAPITAL OF CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, IT'S DEFINITELY OUT. LIKE SEVERAL OTHER AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS, THE CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE GOVERNMENT HAS BANNED THE MINI-SKIRT.

    LAST TUESDAY POLICE MADE LIGHTNING SWOOPS AROUND BRAZZAVILLE AND ARRESTED ABOUT 300 GIRLS. MOST OF THE GIRLS WERE CONGOLESE BUT A FEW OF THEM WERE EUROPEAN.

    THEIR CRIME WAS WEARING A SKIRT THAT WAS NOT LONG ENOUGH TO COMPLY WITH OFFICIAL LAWS. BUT ACTION IS NOT ONLY BEING TAKEN AGAINST THOSE WHO WEAR THE MINI-SKIRT, BUT ALSO AGAINST THOSE WHO SELL THEM.

    MOST OF THE GIRLS ARRESTED WERE ROUNDED UP OUTSIDE A BRAZZAVILLE SCHOOL. THEY WERE TAKEN TO LOCAL GAOLS, WHERE THEY REMAINED UNTIL THEIR PARENTS, OR IN SOME CASES, THEIR HUSBANDS, BROUGHT THEM A LONGER DRESS TO WEAR HOME.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA602ONOGVFB17UN5Y9Z3T8LFK9
    Media URN:
    VLVA602ONOGVFB17UN5Y9Z3T8LFK9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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