Egyptians fight back against harassment

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Citizen's groups in Cairo fight back against harassment during the Muslim Id al-Adha holiday on Monday, New York Times reports.

Young activists took to the streets around Tahrir Square in Cairo during the celebration to take a stand against the harassment of women in public.

Harassment is at its worst since 2011. Women have been openly heckled, grabbed, threatened, and violated while policelook the other way.

The activists decided to fight the harassers themselves by marking known harassers with spray paint and creating a human-fence around women traveling alone.

Nihal Saad Zaghloul blogged about her harassment, which took place in June, and is now part of the street patrols protecting women against the harassment.

"The more of us there are the more scared the harassers are to fight," said Zaghloul.

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