Saudi Arabian police arrested five women for driving on Tuesday, the first time since dozens of women began testing the country’s driving ban on June 17, according to activist group Change.org.
Four women in Jeddah were reportedly arrested by agents of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, the country’s religious police, and taken to a criminal investigations unit. Another woman in Jeddah was reportedly surrounded by police cars, taken into custody, and her car confiscated.
On Twitter, men and women in Saudi Arabia gave updates using the hashtag #women2drive:
@RashaAlduwisi they would stop a grown woman setting behind the wheel but they wouldn't stop a child w/grown women in the back seat. How sad
Read more at SaudiWoman’s Weblog.