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For a long time, I had been wanting to participate in the campaign against street sexual harassment (aka eve teasing) by Blank Noise. Finally, last Sunday (Aug-5) afternoon I joined the fortnightly action – this time on Church Street and Brigade Road from 3 – 5 pm. 5 of us reached out to around 150 pedestrians from different age, occupational and socio-economic backgrounds while displaying wall and hand held posters in English and Kannada. Some roadside vendors helped us enthusiastically while 4-5 male/female police personnel, taxi drivers and building security guards agreed with the prevalence of the issue and the message we were conveying. Here’s a look at what we did…
Aarti and Abhishek paste a poster opposite the Night Watchman pub
Ensuring Gandhiji’s support
Jasmeen and Naksha exchange views with cab drivers near Hotel Empire
Cops on Church Street scanning the Kannada text