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This is the moment young women cause outrage by flashing their breasts and twerking, with one even letting a costumed Superman grope her at a carnival regarded as one of the most culturally significant in South America.
Smartphone videos shot by eyewitnesses captured the scenes at the Carnival of Barranquilla, in the city of Barranquilla in northern Colombia’s Atlantico department, which prompted residents to urge cops to clamp down on lewd behaviour.
The footage shows one woman exposing her breasts while dancing with a man dressed in a Superman costume who ends up groping her boobs and kissing her amidst a crowd of carnival goers.
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Another woman was seen performing a sexy dance while swinging her bra above her head on top of a car roof as onlookers cheer her on.
And two more young ladies, both wearing tight shorts, were filmed twerking side-by-side on the roof of another car in the middle of a street packed with revellers.
The complaints sparked local police officers to warn that performers of such lewd performances could be charged with inciting public disorder.
The Carnival of Barranquilla was declared a National Cultural Heritage in 2001 and recognised by UNESCO for its ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ in 2003, and again in 2008.
Every year during the four days before Lent, it features a repertory of dances and musical genres originating from many different Colombian sub-cultures.
Music is generally performed by drum ensembles or by groups playing a variety of wind instruments, while masqueraded dancers delight crowds with theatrical and musical performances based on historical as well as current events.
Barranquilla is the capital city of Colombia’s Atlantico Department and the largest city and port on the country’s Caribbean coast.