Today as I was walking to meet my boyfriend, a car drove past me with two young men in and beeped at me. The car then did a U-turn and drove back down the road so that they could drive back up it again. They then drove onto the pavement, blocked my way and said, “Oi, come on, get in the car”. I backed away and began to ring my boyfriend. They then reversed and sped off.
Optional: What’s one way you think we can make public places safer for everyone?
Introduce a scheme “safety zones” which is a place that people can run to if they are being harassed (like a nearby corner shop) and can be comforted and be safe. There could also be things in the streets which you could run to if you’re being harassed and call the police and then this could spot the areas where street harassment is more common so more could be done about it.
Location: Leicester, UK
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