Protesters took to the streets outside the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in Sandton on Friday morning to stand up against gender-based violence. The group started gathering at 03:00 to make their voices heard. The crowd chanted phrases like "stop killing us" and "stop molesting us".One protester, Blake Nhlakanipho Ian, told News24 that he had joined in as he wanted a better future for the sisters, mothers and children in this country. "This situation won't change until we as men change," he said. Meanwhile, ANC Women's League president Bathabile Dlamini faced a hostile crowd as she and fellow league members arrived at the #SandtonShutdown protest.