Saudi Women Defy Driving Ban

Saudi Women Defy Driving Ban

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Saudi woman driving from Youtube videoIn their own brief moment of ‘Arab Spring’, Saudi women got behind the wheel and drove through their towns Friday, a defiant act against the law banning women drivers in Saudi Arabia.

Dozens of women, many of whom have driven abroad for years, protested the ban that they contend is unfairly based on Sunni religious tenet.

A Facebook campaign was launched by one young woman who worries about the cost of hiring drivers, since women are not allowed on public transportation, and the inability to drive to the hospital in case of emergency.

(WATCH the video below, or READ the article in the LA Times)

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