I have been forced to leave Cairo prematurely following a horrific sexual and physical attack in Tahrir Square.

The atmosphere was one of jubilation, excitement, and happiness as I walked, accompanied by two male companions for safety along Kasr El Nil bridge. I had had an awful day, caused by problems in personal relationships, so I was so happy to be in such a wonderful environment, getting such amazing footage. Women, children and fathers smiled, waved, and cheered happily at the camera, calling out the widely used phrase “welcome to Egypt! Welcome!”. Fireworks lit up the sky. It was a moving and captivating experience.

Just as I realised I had reached the end of the bridge, I noticed the crowd became thicker, and decided immediately to turn around to avoid Tahrir Square. My friends and I tried to leave. I tried to put my camera back in my rucksack.


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  1. Sorry to say that but this young woman aint saying the truth

    No one saw her at tahrir square and no witnessed what she is talking about, the square was full of religious people from Muslim brotherhood and salafies and some protesters who will never ever commit such crime and even if this happened by some outlaws they will be killed for doing so by those religious people and protesters

    Also Tahrir square isnt Las vegas! anything happens in Tahrir square doesnt stay there! it is transferred right away to the whole world through twitter and facebook and all egyptian news websites and also there is a sat channel broadcasting 24/7 from tahrir square called “Aljazeera live Egypt” and Natasha’s story wasnt mentioned at all except by the so called victim!

    This Student is exaggerating and lying and thought about that nice story to chase her 15 min of fame

    Not mentioning that her boyfriend asked for donations to help her recover on her websites before people start commenting on that donation request saying she made that story up to get money and donation and i still have that page open on my blackberry but then she deleted hat donation page and posted a thank you page


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