Sierra Leone Bans Jogging…Police Say They Are ‘Menacing’ & Causes Pick-Pocketing

Police in Sierra Leone have banned groups of people jogging in the street on the grounds that it encourages disruptive behaviour, pick-pocketing and obstructing traffic.“Police headquarters has observed with dismay that people are in the habit of jogging in large numbers along the streets with a hint of menace, raining insults, obstructing traffic, pounding on vehicles, playing loud music, and snatching property from other members of the public,” police in the west African state announced.The letter, dated 27 July, said an immediate ban on such activities was being enforced “in line with the constitutional consideration for public order and safety”.Photo Credit: Getty

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