British-Nigerian travel blogger, Adebola Sowemimo was pushed out of a museum and arrested by Police in Athens, Greece for allegedly ‘breaching sexual decency’ by flashing her body.
Reacting however, she said it was a clear example of ‘ racism at its finest’ and the accusations are completely fabricated.
Avid traveller Adebola Sowemimo, who writes a blog and is based in London, says she was screamed at and pushed out of the building before a “false testament” was made against her.
She first reported that she was first pushed out of the museum for wearing ‘inappropriate clothing’ but the writer has since clarified she was arrested for ‘breaching sexual decency’.
She tweeted on Thursday: “I’ve just been arrested by Greek Police based on a false accusation. The Greek police are keeping me in custody. This is racism at its finest.
“I went to the Acropolis in Athens today and I was pushed out of the museum because I was apparently wearing inappropriate clothing.
“I was screamed at and pushed out of the building while being screamed at in Greek.
“Police were called and a false testament was made against me that I was lifting my skirt and flashing my body to the public. This is a LIE.”
She tweeted at 3.11pm on Saturday (August 3) that she had been acquitted of the charges and felt “really uplifted” by the outpouring of support she had received online – adding the hashtag #travellingwhileblack.
The writer has visited more than 30 countries during her time as a blogger.
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