More than 35 young women were rounded up and taken into custody in Sudan Sunday for wearing pants that were too tight, according to a Reuters report.
Local police officers told Reuters that the tight-panted women were “disturbing the peace” in Juba, the capital of the semi-autonomous, largely non-Muslim states known collectively as Southern Sudan.
They were arrested as part of sting on regional youth gangs that drink, fight and appear nude in public, according to police.
The young women were released without charge Monday after spending the night in prison, Reuters reported.
Several of the women eluded arrest by hiding in the office of Gender Minister Mary Kiden, according to Reuters.