Just saw mob assault at Hardee’s. heard woman screaming. Ended using hair spray flame thrower. She was taken to PizzaHut. Lasted 5 min—
Cliff Cheney (@cliffcheney) January 25, 2013
On the second anniversary of the Egyptian uprising that overthrew Hosni Mubarak, disturbing reports are coming in of harassment and sexual assault as thousands gather to protest in Tahrir Square.
The woman is out now in an ambulance.—
Tom Dale (@tom_d_) January 25, 2013
A Black Bloc demonstrator was reportedly involved in at least one incident.
As Twitchy reported in November, the @TahrirBodyguard account was created to help mobilize volunteers to combat attacks on women in Tahrir Square. One of the victims brought to @TahrirBodyguard’s attention was reportedly a 14-year-old girl.
@OpAntiSH is also reportedly responding to reports of assault and harassment.
Love the way anti-harassment groups in Tahrir are organised to make protests safe for women. A good lesson for us in India too—
Sunny Singh (@sunnysingh_nw3) January 25, 2013
A revolution where women are terrorized by mob attacks and sexual violence isn’t what freedom looks like.
To simply put it…as long as women are getting harassed on the streets..we will not win this. and this is not a revolution.—
Sarahngb (@Sarahngb) January 25, 2013
But despite the violence, many women refuse to be silenced and continue to speak out against tyranny and oppression:
More from Tahrir Square:
The hashtag to follow is #endSH.