Kenyans protest over Nairobi miniskirt attack

BBC Africa – Monday November 17, 2015

Protest on the streets of Nairobi
Men as well as women came out to protest on the streets of Nairobi after a woman was attacked because she was wearing a miniskirt. Image: BBC Afric a

At least 200 people have protested in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, after a group of men tore off a woman’s clothes for wearing a miniskirt.

The protesters chanted “Shame on you” and handed out flowers at a bus rank where the attack took place, the BBC’s Anne Soy reports from the scene.

At a rival demonstration, about 20 men chanted “Dress up. We don’t want this.”

Kenya is a conservative society, where activists complain that women’s rights are often violated, our reporter says.

A mother’s group, Kilimani Mums, organised the protest after a video of the attack went viral on social media last week.

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