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Wearing low-slung trousers that show your underwear may have been a hip-hop street fashion for years. But one town in Louisiana (US) was determined to make it very uncool, by hitting pants-flashers with high fines.

Delcambre council voted that sporting saggy trousers should be classed as an act of indecent exposure. Mayor Carol Broussard warned 'People who expose themselves this way will get a $500 fine and risk six months' jail. They'll be better off in a dress.'

Some residents said the law was racially-motivated as most of the town's hip-hop devotees were black. But Broussard insisted: 'White people wear this sagging style too.'

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