The city is the fourth place to introduce the rule, following towns in New Jersey, Louisiana and Tennessee.

Councilwoman Mary Rich tried to propose the rule in 2009, but her colleagues were unsure of it. However, five years later, her law got a unanimous vote.

Speaking to WFTV 9, she said: “I just think it’s disgraceful to show your underwear. We try to be a nice, clean city. I think it’ll help clean it up some.”

Predictably, not everyone is delighted with the new law, with some residents claiming it will lead to discrimination.

Speaking to Metro, one resident spoke of their lack of understanding. “It just makes no sense whatsoever,” they said. “It’s just another way to lock people up and put them in jail.”

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