Saffas come out for #TotalShutDown: 'My Body’s Not Your Crime Scene'

Saffas come out for #TotalShutDown: 'My Body’s Not Your Crime Scene'

South African women throughout the country have taken to the streets in large numbers to protest against femicide, indecent assault, and gender-based violence.

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The protest has been dubbed #TotalShutdown. Tweeps have been sharing photos from various parts of the country using the hashtag.

Briefly.co.za compiles some powerful images from the protests below.

"My body - not your crime scene."

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"Respect our existence."

"No means no."

Protesters also highlighted the issue of child marriages.

"Enough is enough."

A tweep shared a photo of her late sister who was a victim of gender-based violence.

Protesters in Cape Town became emotional as they arrived in Parliament.

A Cape Town woman wore a large chain across her body to emphasise her message.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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