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Is the above picture, of a woman holding a sign with the text

You can get raped but not protest against rape

# World's largest democracy

referring to Europe?

Example tweets: 1 (containing a hashtag about sexual assault by refugees in Germany), 2 (doesn't contain the image, but does use the quote, explicitly about Germany) 3 (contains the image, doesn't mention Germany but the replies do)


It may appear as if it's about police failing to stop the 2016 New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Germany, but using water cannon and tear gas on Pegida demonstrations.

But the picture pre-dated the assaults in Germany, and was about double standards in India (which is sometimes referred to as the world's largest democracy). Example reference, which was posted on March 7, 2015:

“You can get raped but not protest against rape.


  • Following the Delhi Gang Rape

December 27, 2012

India Gate, New Delhi, India

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