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    Posted December 20, 2011 by
    arasquare
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    Cairo, Egypt
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Turbulence, violence in the Middle East

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    Egyptian women march in Cairo to protest violence

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     These photos document a march through downtown Cairo and Tahrir Square, which took place on December 20. iReporter arasquare says: 'The march contained thousands of men and women. Men were in the front and on both sides as protection for women from any possible attack by thugs or security forces. This march comes after female protesters were attacked, tortured humiliated and some had their clothes ripped off [...] The march was organized to protest violence and stress that women's dignity is a red line.'

    arasquare is a young petroleum engineer from Cairo, Egypt. He has been documenting and filing iReports from protests he attends since last October.

    'I'm an active protester because I see no change. Mubarak's men are still in power. The military rulers want to retain power, the regime has not fallen. There is still corruption, torture, injustice, inequality, no freedom and no social justice. Instead of trying the old regime members, revolutionaries face military trials. I protest to put pressure on SCAF to handover power to civilians as soon as possible,' he explains.
    - elchueco, CNN iReport producer

    Egyptian women march through the streets of downtown Cairo and Tahrir square protesting violence against female protesters. Protesters were holding signs against the military rule and security forces' brutality.

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