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Victims, musicians use social media to highlight sexual harassment at concerts

Gisela Swaragita
Gisela Swaragita

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Tue, October 22, 2019  /  03:06 pm
Victims, musicians use social media to highlight sexual harassment at concerts

Illustration of a music concert. (Shutterstock/Roman Voloshyn)

Concerts give music fans to come together and enjoy the performances with friends or family. However, these events, with large crowds pressed together, are also becoming known for incidents of sexual harassment. With the growth of the #metoo movement, more victims of sexual harassment at music concerts have come forward to share their experience, including 22-year-old Fattwa Pujanggawati. She took to Twitter to share her story of sexually being abused during a performance of rock band .Feast in Bekasi, West Java, on Saturday. Pertama kalinya ibadah nonton @listentofeast paling depan, malah dilecehin cowo :) ampe nangis😭😭 — meong🐈 (@Pujanggavati) October 19, 2019 As the story went viral, fellow concert-goers and music enthusiasts shared their own experiences with The Jakarta Post.  Gaby Swastika, 30, a music enthusiast living in East Java's Surabay...