Sunday, May 15, 2011

English tv news report on the 1990 Saudi women's driving demonstration

Just came across a Youtube clip of an English news story from the 1990 demonstration in Riyadh in which many Saudi women, with support of their families, took the wheels and started driving. They were arrested, and many were fired from their jobs and were ostracized by society. Years later, I'm told that the government made restitution to all of them. As we get closer to the planned June 17, 2011 driving demonstration, it is a good time to think back on the brave women who tried before.

Here is the link to the video:

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