13 Boys Arrested for Harassing Tourists at Egypt’s Pyramids in Viral Video

13 Boys Arrested for Harassing Tourists at Egypt’s Pyramids in Viral Video

Egyptian security forces arrested 13 boys on 7 May after a video of them harassing tourists by the Giza Pyramids during Eid al-Fitr circulated on social media.

The video showed the boys, aged between 13 and 15 harassing tourists. It went viral, prompting outrage, with social media users calling for authorities to take action and hold them accountable.

The arrests took place after Egyptian security forces launched an investigation to find and arrest the assailants.

Upon social media circulation, Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities posted a link to a news report on their Facebook page, indicating that the incident was under police investigation.


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Farah Rafik is a graduate from the American University in Cairo (AUC) with a dual degree in Multimedia Journalism and Political Science. After being an active participant in Model United Nation (MUN) conferences both locally and internationally, Farah discovered her love for writing. When she isn’t writing about Arts & Culture for Egyptian Streets, she is busy watching films and shows to review. Writing isn’t completed without a coffee or an iced matcha latte in hand—that she regularly spills. She occasionally challenges herself in reading challenges on Goodreads, and can easily read a book a day.

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