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A girl has been raped at knifepoint by 20 men on a busy street after they surrounded the car she was in and dragged her out, sparking widespread anger and an online movement.
The violent attack took place in broad daylight on a busy street in the city of Khartoum on New Year’s Eve, but was only recently reported by local media, sparking widespread social media protest but little reaction from officials.
The girl, whose exact age was not given, was dragged out of the car by 20 men who had been rampaging along Nile Street which has many of the city’s most important buildings and runs alongside the River Nile.
When the story was published by local media, it caused widespread anger with several artists creating artwork that highlighted the issue.
The hashtags ‘it’s not okay’ and ‘we are with you’ were being widely used on Twitter in a show of solidarity.
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