Old habits die hard.
…campaigners said that some women were stripped naked and one was even raped. In a typical attack, crowds of men quickly surround isolated women, groping them and attempting to remove their clothes.
Women sexually assaulted during anniversary of Egypt’s uprising
London: At least 25 women were sexually assaulted during clashes in Tahrir Square amid ongoing civil unrest in Egypt, local women’s rights campaigners have said.
According to the Guardian, the campaigners said that some women were stripped naked and one was even raped. In a typical attack, crowds of men quickly surround isolated women, groping them and attempting to remove their clothes.
Since Thursday, hundreds of thousands of Egyptians have taken to the streets in 12 of the country’s 21 provinces to protest against President Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood, and police brutality – two years after the start of the revolution that toppled Hosni Mubarak, the report said.
Last night Morsi declared a 30-day state of emergency and curfew in the three Suez canal provinces – Port Said, Ismailiya and Suez – which are hit hardest by the latest wave of political violence.
According to the report, the president vowed in a televised address on Sunday last night that he would not hesitate to take more action to stem the latest eruption of violence across much of the country.