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Hundreds in Cairo Protest Assaults on Women

Several hundred people gathered in downtown Cairo on Wednesday to protest assaults last week on advocates of political change during the country’s referendum about direct presidential elections.Assaults on women in particular and sexual harassment of them had led to anger. Demonstrators contended that the attacks were sanctioned by the government. “Our female colleague’s honor is the nation’s honor,” read one of the banners in the protest on Wednesday. The demonstrators included both individuals who had started their own spontaneous initiatives and opposition groups chanting familiar political slogans and denouncing President Hosni Mubarak and his government. Some called for the resignation or dismissal of Interior Minister Habib el-Adly.Full Story

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