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Egyptian presenter recklessly reacts to sexual harassment scandal in Tahrir

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An Egyptian presenter triggered outrage among social media users on Tuesday over her reaction to a case of sexual assault against a woman in Egypt’s iconic Tahrir Square.

Egypt’s al-Tahrir TV presenter Maha Bahnasy laughed at remarks by her channel’s field reporter over the incident.

While the reporter said there were sexual harassment cases in Tahrir, the presenter (whose voice is heard in the background) laughably said the the incident was an act of fun.

Police have arrested seven men for sexually assaulting women at celebrations marking President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s inauguration.

Bahnasy has reportedly apologized for her remarks, saying she was not aware her microphone was on and that her comments were directed at what the reporter was saying.