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Moroccan beauty queen becomes latest victim of sexual assault

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A Moroccan beauty queen has become that latest sexual harassment victim in the North African kingdom after she revealed that three men molested her in the coastal city of Tanja.

Miss Arab beauty 2014, Fathima al-Zahra al-Jamali, known as Fati Jamali said in a social media post on Snap Chat that she was harassed and molested during broad daylight near the beach in Tanja on Tuesday August 22.

In her post said that as she was walking away 50 meters from where she parked her car when she was approached by three men.

She said that the men started verbally abusing her and one man molested her before she was able to run away and return to her car.

In the post published Wednesday Jamali called upon the authorities in Morocco to deal with the increasing number of sexual harassment instances in Morocco and especially in public transport.

Public outrage against the issue has led to mass protests across Moroccan cities on Tuesday after video footage showing young men raping a woman on a bus caused widespread outrage on social media.

A number of activists and civil society groups have also called for more organized protests in several Moroccan cities such as Agadir, Casablanca and Rabat to denounce the growing phenomenon of rape in the country and demand solutions.