Anti-Valentine’s Day Condom Raids – 14 Feb 2017
Authorities raided convenience stores and seized condoms in a major city to stop teenagers having casual sex on Valentine’s Day, an official said Tuesday.The mayor led public order officers in the raids late Monday on the eve of the celebration.
The Mayor said he was not against the sale of condoms but that outlets needed to be careful about whom they were sold to.
“Valentine’s Day is often misused by teenagers to have casual sex, this can destroy the morality of the nation,” he was quoted as saying in local media.Head of the local public officers, similar to police but with fewer powers — said that convenience stores had been failing to check teenagers’ IDs to see whether they were at least 18 years old, the age of consent, before selling them condoms.
“We are doing this to prevent promiscuity,” he said, adding that hundreds of condoms were seized in the raids in the city.
It was the latest expression of anger at Valentine’s Day. On Monday teenagers staged a protest outside a school chanting: “Say no to Valentine!”
Celebrating the romantic holiday has also been banned by authorities in some parts of the country, as it is every year.
Despite some objections, many mark the occasion, particularly in major cities where cards and chocolates are widely available.
Where’s the love yall?