Sexual harassment disappears on Corniche during Eid for first time in many years

Under tight security measures on the Nile Corniche from Shubra Al-Mazallat to Garden City, thousands of Egyptians, including young men, women and children, celebrated the first day of Eid Al-Adha, on the banks of the Nile amid a festive atmosphere and sights of joy and delight.

The phenomenon of sexual harassment disappeared, Saturday, from the Qasr al-Nil Bridge and the Corniche for the first time in many years.

Police presence and a number of fixed checkpoints along the Corniche and in the vicinity of Qasr al-Nil Bridge and Tahrir Street, prevented the occurrence of such incidents, which usually take place every Eid because of the large crowds.

Joy makers including balloons, fireworks and fast food sellers took lead of the scene on the first day of Eid. Citizens enjoyed Nile cruises, the prices of which range between LE5 and LE25 per person, as the loud voice of DJs echoed across the Nile. 

Sellers of hot and cold drinks on the same sidewalk spread and competed with chickpea, lupines and roasted corn sellers.

Meanwhile, hundreds of young people, mostly under 20, gathered to dance in front of passers-by, as painters colored the faces of children and adults.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

Related Articles

Back to top button