21 May '11, 11pm

Woman Arrested For Driving in #Saudi Arabia (VIDEO): - Care2: #Women2Drive #FreeManal #HaririDrive

Woman Arrested For Driving in #Saudi Arabia (VIDEO): - Care2: #Women2Drive #FreeManal #HaririDrive

A Saudi woman, Manil al-Sharif, was detained by Saudi Arabia's religious police on Saturday after driving in the eastern city of Khobar. Al-Sharif had a friend videotape her driving and posted the video on YouTube and on a Facebook page, "Teach me how to drive so I can protect myself," that she and other Saudi women started. Via Facebook , al-Sharif and others have called for a lifting of the driving ban on women. They have called for a "mass drive" on June 17 ; so far, over 12,000 are supporting their efforts. In this video , al-Sharif describes how women can participate in the June 17th movement. Women in the ultra-conservative Wahhabi state are also not allowed to vote except for chamber of commerce elections in cities, to sit on the King's Cabinet, to travel without permission from a male guardian, or to "mingle with males who are not their husbands or brothers," says ...

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