Saudi Women Defy Driving Ban in Coordinated Protest
Women in Saudi Arabia took to the streets today in a coordinated campaign against the country’s restrictive driving policies, defying a ban on women drivers in the conservative kingdom.
Organizers of a campaign against Saudi policies that bar women from obtaining driver’s licenses had encouraged Saudi women to climb behind the wheel and post videos and photographs of their forays onto the streets.In the run-up to today’s day of action, Saudi authorities had warned women not to violate the ban.
But despite the pressure, some women still hit the streets. The October 26 campaign released videos it said showed women driving in Saudi Arabia.