With friends we had gone out to Baromètre. It was late at night and one of my friends was a little drunk so we walked – her in our middle – on the street. I supported her from one side another friend of ours from the other. Several of us were walking behind us.
I happened to be the one walking next to the bypassing cars and motorcycles, which was no problem since not many cars pass by at 3 in the morning. I heard the noise of a scooter coming from behind but did not pay much attention to it, since I helped “carrying” my friend.
The scooter passes and the guy on the scooter grabs my butt. Various experiences with harassment have taught me to react and in that specific moment I was furious. I wanted to jump at the guy, run after him, destroy his damn scooter and cut off his hand.
Unfortunately, I could not since I still held on to my friend. So I just yelled and cursed after him. My friends were all pretty drunk so they just started laughing without understanding. It was bad, I was so furious!!!
I guess, sometimes they just get away with it. But that has to change. It will. Happy Resist Harassment Day!!
Submitted by LAH
Location: Hamra, Beirut
Time of harassment: 2-6: Late Night / ما بعد منتصف الليل
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