Women took to the streets wearing panties on their heads Sunday as they protested new laws banning lace underwear in Kazakhstan.
The legislation - which includes provisions covering the required level of moisture absorbtion in the garments - will come into force this summer in Kazakhstan as well as Russia and Belarus, according to the Moscow Times.
This sparked the so-called "Panties for the President" demonstrations in the Kazakh capital, Almaty, on Sunday.
"It irritates me the most that the authorities want to decide what I should wear," Iryna Davydenko, a bank manager who travels regularly between Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine, told Al Arabiya English. "As if all other issues in the country are solved and the only outstanding issue is ladies' panties."