Feminist union criticizes ultras’ restriction on female protesters

The Ultras Ahlawy sit-in’s ban on women at its protest site after 10 pm is a violation of citizens’ right to protest, according to a member of the Egyptian Feminist Union.

“We cannot criticize Islamists for banning women from participating in protests when revolutionary forces do the same,” union member Omar Ahmed said on Sunday. “They even forbade them from smoking.”

He added that these rules mean women are perceived as a “source of suspicion.”

However, the union did issue a statement supporting the Ultras Ahlawy’s demand to complete the goals of the 25 January revolution.

Translated from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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