Arab Spring
Thursday May 25, 2017

Egyptians Rally to Condemn Violence against Women by Military

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On Tuesday, over 10,000 Egyptian women marched in Cairo’s Tahrir Square protesting crackdown of women by the military government while they were being protected by men who made a human chain surrounding them.    They were carrying pictures of women being abused by soldiers.

The ruling military council issued a rare apology following the protest after many days of dismissing the significance of the issue. The council expressed “deep regret to the great women of Egypt” highlighting their given right to protest and participate in political process of the country.