BEIRUT: A video of a Lebanese protester behaving inappropriately with a reporter from Sky News Arabia has gone viral on the internet, and sparked another debate about harassment of women in public places.
A video shared by Lebanese TV host Neeshan on the social networking platform Twitter shows a protester from the charged crowd giving Sky News reporter Darine El Helwe a peck on the cheek while she reports.
The inappropriate behavior has sparked yet another debate on social media regarding the harassment of women in public places. Many female reporters on the field have routinely complained about harassment.
— نيشان (@Neshan) November 10, 2019
While some have dismissed the act as harmless, others have come forward saying that there was nothing harmless about the act, and that the woman in the video visibly displayed her confusion over the situation.
In the video, Helwe can be seen confused when she feels the peck on the cheek, and briefly smiles before resuming the coverage of the protest. In a later interview, she termed the peck ‘unacceptable’.