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Egyptians Form Human Shields To Protect Female Protesters

Protesters form groups to protect Egyptian women at demonstrations; 91 cases of sexual assault reported at Tahrir Square
Women chant slogans from their windows to show their support for an anti-Mursi protest by police officers and protesters after the funeral of Brigadier General Mohamed Hani, a senior police officer from Alexandria, in the streets of Alexandria July 1, 2013.  Mohamed Hani was shot dead by unknown gunmen who ambushed his car in the Sinai Peninsula town of El Arish on Saturday, security sources and state media said.   REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTX118S7

As violence against women protesting in Tahrir Square grew, Egyptians were taking measures to provide safety for the female protesters. In one instance, males have formed a human shield around women, so that attackers cannot get close to them.

"Morsi, get out!" hundreds of women chanted in Tahrir Square as they held hands and waved Egyptian flags. Surrounding them was a human shield that, according to the women and the men, was necessary to protect them from sexual harassment and assault. No men were allowed in the circle, and males who tried to get in so will be kicked out immediately, unless they are small boys.

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