City Mayor Pierre Achkar introduced a new law, requiring policewomen to patrol the streets in black mini-shorts and red berets to attract more tourists
The town of Broummana, east of Lebanon, is a major summer attraction for tourists. While it is seldom discussed except by tourists to the Mediterranean, a civil (?) change has made it a hot topic on social media.
City Mayor Pierre Achkar introduced a new law, requiring policewomen to patrol the streets in black mini-shorts and red berets to attract more tourists, according to RT.
The mayor claims: “99% of the tourists in the Mediterranean region wear shorts.”
He hoped that the new squad of attractive female cops will help the town attract more tourists and make the country look better.
“We in Lebanon want to change the bleak picture of Lebanon in the West,” Achkar told RT.
The concept, however, has drawn criticism from many online platforms as people are alleging that the idea of luring tourists using attractive female traffic cops is wrong.
Moreover, their male colleagues’ uniforms remain unchanged. Many have pointed out that this is direct objectification of women and if West was going to be a model, then just across the Mediterranean in Nice, all police wear the same uniforms, regardless of gender.
But Broummana’s female police seem to have taken to the new cut-down uniform without much against it. One of the recruited cops, Samantha Saad said she is enjoying the job.
“We came willingly to this work and we have accepted it with enthusiasm,” said Samantha.