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    For the Greater Good! Sierra Leonean Police Imposes Public Jogging Ban

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    In an apparent attempt to help improve public safety and maintain order, the Sierra Leonean police moved to impose severe restrictions on jogging.

    Earlier the Sierra Leonean police issued a notice warning that jogging in the streets without authorization is now prohibited.

    ​According to the police, the ban was imposed due to an increasing number of joggers disrupting the public order by "raining insults, obstructing traffic, pounding on vehicles, playing loud music, and snatching property from other members of the public peacefully going about their own personal affairs."

    The authorities ruled that people are free to jog at "recreational fields" or at the beach, and that any person or group of individuals found "jogging in the streets without authorization will be dealt with according to the law."

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