Melissa Etz (@LissaEtz) November 30, 2012
As Twitchy has reported, women protesting Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood face threats of sexual assault and rape. The police forces can’t be counted on to protect the women, so citizens have taken it upon themselves to combat sexual violence. In addition to using social media to offer support, volunteers are now constructing watchtowers in Tahrir Square to keep an eye out for potential assaults.
Twitterers are quite impressed, and rightly so:
Super impressed by these looking posts volunteers set up in Tahrir to keep a lookout for sexual harassment, theft etc. The spirit I miss.—
سَلْمَى Salma (@Salmanellaa) November 30, 2012
Awesome. Egyptian citizens’ efforts to fight back against sexual assault are certainly commendable. Let’s hope these towers indeed help to keep them safe.