Crowd of 300 Sexually Assaults Three Women in Tahrir Square

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A crowd of 300 young people on Sunday sexually assaulted three women near Tahrir Square, according the website of Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram.

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A crowd of 300 young people on Sunday sexually assaulted three women near Tahrir Square, according the website of Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram.

The women ran to the nearby Mugamma administrative building in Tahrir Square to save themselves. They were followed by the mad crowd but fortunately the employees of the building did not letthemin.

Dozens of other demonstrators, holding a sit-in in the square beat the assaulters with sticks and rocks to disperse them, and took the women to their tents in the center of the square.

Tahrir Square or the Liberation Square is a historical land mark in Downtown Cairo, Egypt.

Tahrir Square has been the traditional site and focal point for for numerous major protests and demonstrations over the years, including the 1977 Egyptian Bread Riots, and the March 2003 protest against the War in Iraq, the Egyptian Revolutions of 1952 as well as that of 2011.

But apparently, the location no longer holds the same meanings. Recently, it has been a place of nightmares rather than revolutions.

This video is an example, but unfortunately, just one of many such incidents!

Right after the revolution in Egypt, CBS reporter Lara Logan had an experience worst than a nightmare.

She was not alone incidents of a similar nature had started becoming an unfrtunate norm.

In June 2012, Natasha Smith, a British student journalist was being sexually assaulted by a mob in Tahrir Square.

In the same month, LiveLeak put out  a video of a  Dutch woman being sexually assaulted at the square. An American photographer witnessed the Danish woman being dragged into a building on Tahrir Square by a group of men.

This report by Al-Jazeerah shows

These are not all. Stories of assaults on female journalists in the area have been coming to light in recent months and has become more and more frequent.  

There is no news of investigations of these reports so far. But it is apparent that it is no longer the place it was. There are elements there that need to be brought to justice. But the question is, will they continue using terror and assault as means of making a point-whatever that may be?

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