Women in several cities in France have reported being assaulted in the streets by young men in recent weeks, allegedly for wearing skirts. A woman was punched in the face.
Earlier this week, a 22-year-old woman in Strasbourg named Elisabeth was assaulted by three young men, two of whom held her while the third punched her in the face and left her a black eye.The victim said the men commented on her skirt before the attack, saying, “Look at that bitch in a skirt.”About fifteen people witnessed the attack, which took place in broad daylight, but no one intervened, reports the France Bleu channel.
Although the attack has drawn the attention of English-speaking media like the BBC, it was not the only assault on young women to have taken place in a French town in recent weeks.
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In the city of Mulhouse, two young women were assaulted on Wednesday by an 18-year-old man. According to the victims, the man accused one of them of wearing shorts that were too short and followed the pair to a tram stop, cursing them.
The teen then slapped one of the girls and pushed her to the ground and grabbed the other girl by the neck before leaving the stage.
Similar scenes have been described by women living in the city of Rennes, with city councilor Anaïs Jehanno saying: “In 2020, young girls no longer dare to walk around Rennes in miniskirts. Night workers are afraid to go home.
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Rennes deputy mayor of security Lenaïc Brièro said there had been a wave of violence since the Wuhan coronavirus lockouts, declaring: “In Rennes, but also in Paris, Nantes, Bordeaux, Brest … We have to deal with drug trafficking. And also with the presence of young desocialized foreigners who wander around.
In Amiens, women in the city shared their experiences of harassment on social media earlier this month, including a video that went viral showing two women being harassed and labeled as “whores” for the way they were dressed.
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