Shanghai police have detained the city’s most childish sexual harasser, a man caught on video unhooking a female passenger’s bra on Metro Line 6.
Global Times reports:
The man was one of 19 suspects whom metro police have detained for harassing women since they launched a campaign against sexual harassment in June, according to a press release from the Shanghai metro police. Police said they see more sexual harassment cases in the summer due to the hot weather.
Sexual harassment includes behavior such as groping and taking photos up women’s skirts. To fight the problem, metro police have assigned more officers to stations where sexual harassment occurs more frequently, especially during rush hours, the press release said.
Harassment is a common problem on subway systems all over China. Last month, photos of a man repeatedly groping a woman in full sight of the rest of the carriage went viral, leading to the man’s arrest.
According to the Global Times, police urge women to shout for help if they are assaulted on the subway. They also called for other passengers to step in if they spot harassment taking place.
In Beijing, subway authorities recently called on women to “cover up” to avoid being assaulted, because it’s always easier to blame the victims.
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