Group sexual harassment in metro, Tahrir Square
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By THE CAIRO POST

CAIRO: There were several incidents of group sexual harassment on Wednesday morning at the reopened metro line and at Tahrir Square, Veto reported Wendesday.

There were many cases of sexual harassment and people passing out due to crowdedness when passengers tried to catch the subway second line Shubra-Mounib after it temporarily broke down during the morning.

Harassers took advantage of the chaos to target disoriented victims. Women were crying and screaming because of crowdedness and they scrambled while security personnel failed to control the situation, according to eye witnesses.

In Tahrir Square, an anonymous Harassmap member on the Facebook group reported a group sexual harassment that happened to her, her sister and her mother Tuesday.

The anonymous girl said they were celebrating the victory of Abdel Fatah al-Sisi as Egypt’s president when suddenly a young female child held her hand tight. When the anonymous looked to see who held her hand, she found that a man was holding the young child’s other hand. Both the child and the man tried to get the harassed girl out of the square.

When the anonymous girl asked the young child if she knew the man, the latter said that she lost her family and does not know the man.

The anonymous girl took the young girl and tried to accompany her safety on the makeshift stage in Tahrir Square. They were surprised by a group of men who harassed the anonymous girl, her sister, and her mother. She fought back but the harassers beat her, slapped her mother, and stole her mother’s purse and her sister’s cell phone.

People on stage managed to help them after the anonymous girl’s leg was broken and her mother was safe.

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