Egyptian Women Raped, Beaten with Sticks and Chains in Tahrir Square (Video)
There have been nearly one-hundred reported sexual assaults in Tahrir Square this week.
Islamists even beat women with sticks as they left the train to attend the anti-Morsi protests.
Men with sticks were reportedly attacking women at the metro station.
Almost 100 women have been sexually assaulted in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in just four days, according to Human Rights Watch.
The charity described the attacks as “rampant” and said they highlight the “failure of the government and all political parties to face up to the violence that women in Egypt experience on a daily basis”.
Some of the 91 women assaulted were reportedly beaten with metal chains, chairs and sticks, while others were attacked with knives.
The assaults came as protests escalated in the square, culminating with the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi in a military coup.
Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch, said: “These are serious crimes that are holding women back from participating fully in the public life of Egypt at a critical point in the country’s development.”
A Dutch reporter was reportedly gang-raped in Tahrir on Sunday.