Impressive: Volunteers erect watchtowers to look out for sexual assaults in Tahrir Square

http://twitter.com/#!/LissaEtz/status/274546980108251137

As Twitchy has reported, women protesting Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood face threats of sexual assault and rape. The police forces can’t be counted on to protect the women, so citizens have taken it upon themselves to combat sexual violence. In addition to using social media to offer support, volunteers are now constructing watchtowers in Tahrir Square to keep an eye out for potential assaults.

Sexual harassment watchtower in Tahrir. twitter.com/Sarahcarr/stat…

—أبو كار (@Sarahcarr) November 30, 2012

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A89a2NfCEAEULVB.jpg

seen in #tahrir: back to back against sexual harrassment, night watchmen #stopSH @tahrirbodyguard instagr.am/p/SqxTabm_YP/

— shadi rahimi (@shadirahimi) November 30, 2012

Tahrir Square sexual harassment watchtower

#Tahrir security watch tower- checking out for thuggery and sexual harassment #Egypt yfrog.com/gzkgnmnxj

— Bel Trew – بل ترو (@Beltrew) November 30, 2012

Tahrir Square sexual harassment watchtower

Watchtower that was #Tahrir to monitor for clashes & sexual harassmen. twitter.com/kabretaa/statu…

— kabretism كبريتـزم (@kabretaa) November 30, 2012

Tahrir Square sexual harassment

Sexual Harassment patrol at #Tahir RT @vdesc: Patrouilleurs anti harcèlement sexuel #tahrir yfrog.com/moq8bmhj

— Nada Iskandar (@nadaskandar) November 30, 2012

Tahrir Square sexual harassment watchtower

Anti sexual harrassment bragade in #Tahrir … RT @amiralx: Lookout posts #endSH twitter.com/Amiralx/status…#Egypt

— Egyptocracy (@Egyptocracy) November 30, 2012

Tahrir Square sexual harassment watchtower

Twitterers are quite impressed, and rightly so:

Freaking brilliant really. RT @sarahcarr: Sexual harassment watchtower in Tahrir. twitter.com/Sarahcarr/stat…

— Dina Hussein دينا (@Dina_M_Hussein) November 30, 2012

Absolutely amazing “@beltrew: #Tahrir security watch tower- checking out for thuggery and sexual harassment #Egypt yfrog.com/gzkgnmnxj

— Micha ميشا (@michabalon) November 30, 2012

Love Egyptian ingenuity RT @beltrew: #Tahrir security watch tower- checking out for thuggery & sexual harassment #Egypt yfrog.com/gzkgnmnxj

— Samah Hadid (@samahhadid) November 30, 2012

Brilliant. Shud use walkie talkie with ground guards “@sarahcarr: Sexual harassment watchtower in Tahrir. twitter.com/Sarahcarr/stat…

— Nora Younis (@NoraYounis) November 30, 2012

Great #Tahrir initiative in .@beltrew pic: security watch tower- checking out for thuggery & sexual harassment #Egypt ow.ly/1PT13k

— Julie Tomlin (@JulieTomlin) November 30, 2012

Super impressed by these looking posts volunteers set up in Tahrir to keep a lookout for sexual harassment, theft etc. The spirit I miss.

— سَلْمَى Salma(@Salmanellaa) November 30, 2012

Awesome. Egyptian citizens’ efforts to fight back against sexual assault are certainly commendable. Let’s hope these towers indeed help to keep them safe.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/11/30/impressive-volunteers-erect-watchtowers-to-look-out-for-sexual-assaults-in-tahrir-square/

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