About 40 Saudi women took to the driver”s seat on Friday, as part of a campaign to pressure the government to allow women to drive. No arrests or violence were reported, although one woman was ticketed for driving without a license.
This demonstration could bring tough decisions for the Saudi regime, which has so far been spared the widespread protests currently sweeping the Arab world. Authorities can either choose to crackdown on women defying the ban, or give in to their demands and risk angering the clerics, many of whom call the campaign western-backed “female terrorism.”
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