A women’s march organised by independent women’s group Baheya Ya Masr takes place today at 4pm, beginning at Talaat Harb Street and continuing to the Egyptian High Court of Justice.
The march comes in response to the now infamous incident involving Hamada Saber, who was captured on camera naked being beaten and dragged across the ground by Central Security Forces (CSF) last Friday.
On the march’s Facebook event page, a statement written condemned human rights violations against both genders, and said that although women had always been suffering from brutality and sexual harassment in diverse ways, the struggle for human dignity and rights continues.
Menna Essam, a Baheya Ya Masr activist, said that the organisers expect a high turnout after the call for the march was “well received” on social networks.
The march will chant against human rights violations, and will condemn what happened to Saber, declaring that “Egyptian men should not be stripped”.