Women in Egypt will not stand down

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“Thousands of people have filled the streets of the Egyptian capital in protest against the beating of female protesters by the ruling military during clashes in and around the city’s Tahrir Square.

Female activists had called for Tuesday’s demonstration to denounce the attacks on women and call for an immediate end to violence against protesters.

The rally came hours after Egyptian security forces clashed with demonstrators in the capital on the fifth day of fighting that has left 13 people dead and more than 650 others injured since Friday.

The clashes sparked condemnation against the military among many people in Egypt, particularly after one incident in which two Egyptian soldiers were filmed dragging a woman protester on the ground by her shirt, exposing her underwear, then clubbing and stomping on her body.

One of the women at Tuesday’s protest said the country’s military council only cared about holding on to power.

“The reason for the protest is the picture and the video that was published by news services around the world, and it showed us to what extent the military council has no qualms about trampling on the women of Egypt and the girls of Egypt, and has no qualms about beating them up and stripping them naked,” Islama Thabet told the Reuters news agency. ”

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