Sadly #tahrir revolutionary atmosphere of people behaving well with common purpose long gone. Sexual assault common. no cops In sight.
— Jeremy Bowen (@BowenBBC) June 30, 2013
Millions are taking to the streets of Cairo, Egypt to demand the resignation of President Mohamed Morsi. Unfortunately, not unlike the November 2012 protests, there are reports of horrific violence against women:
30 reported cases of mass sexual assault in #Tahrir & it looks likely to be more. The area is not safe & we recommend leaving if possible.
— DWB_كرامة بلا حدود (@TahrirBG_DWB) June 30, 2013
Later that number had risen:
There have been at least 42 *reported* cases of sexual harassment and assault on women in Tahrir today. Unspeakably horrifying.
— Basil El-Dabh (@basildabh) June 30, 2013
Actually, not technically "in" Tahrir. At entry pt, where male protesters warning me & @Sophia_MJones not to enter bc of sexual assaults
— Ghazala Irshad (@ghazalairshad) June 30, 2013
Some don't want to focus on the sexual assaults in Tahrir on the basis of "looking at the bigger picture". Well, this is STILL part of it.
— Hana Zuhair (@Hana_Zuhair) July 1, 2013
Twitchy will keep you updated as this story develops.