Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Thousands of women brave brutal police in Tahrir Square to protest at one of their own being stripped to bra and beaten by troops

Up to 10,000 women took to the streets of Cairo yesterday to protest against the horrific abuse by soldiers.

They were surrounded by a cordon of male protesters as they marched through the centre of Egypt’s capital.

And their actions forced an apology from the military regime behind the violence of the past five days.

Many carried shocking pictures of women being dragged by the hair, kicked and stripped – including the ‘girl in the blue bra’ who was kicked and beaten with metal bars.

‘They say they are here to protect us, but they are stripping us naked,’ the marchers chanted. Even before the demonstration was over, the military council governing the country issued an apology for what it called ‘violations’. Read More