A 22 year-old student has been attacked in Strasbourg in broad daylight for wearing a skirt.

Three men called out to her, with one saying: “Look at that whore in a skirt.” Two of the men held her while a third slapped her in the face, giving her a black eye and bruises.

She said that more than a dozen people saw the incident but no-one came to her aid. French Junior interior minister Marlene Schiappa then visited the city to discuss the safety of women in public.

She told France Bleu Alsace that “the skirt is not responsible for the attack and the woman even less. A woman is never hit because she wears a skirt. A woman is hit because there are people who are misogynistic, sexist, violent, and who free themselves from any law and any rule of civility by striking them. When you’re a student and you have to think about the outfit you have to wear and the message it sends, it’s an overwhelming mental load,” Ms Schiappa said.

PHOTO: The victim with a black eye after the daytime attack Twitter