In addition to protecting yourself, you can be a good ally. Maeril made this great guide to what to if you are witnessing harassment:
As she notes:
- Do not, in any way, interact with the attacker. You must absolutely ignore them and focus entirely on the person being attacked!
- Please make sure to always respect the wishes of the person you’re helping: whether they want you to leave quickly afterwards, or not! If you’re in a hurry escort them to a place where someone else can take over – call one of their friends, or one of yours, or if they want to, the police. It all depends on how they feel!