Saudi police arrest 12 women for violating driving ban

Saudi women’s online driving protest against discrimination called for Saturday was initially reported a success with no arrests. However, Sunday morning, police said they had arrested 12 women for driving cars-  five each in Riyadh and the Eastern Province and two in Jeddah. No specific law in the oil kingdom bans women from driving cars, however they are not issued with licenses. The interior ministry last week warned of zero tolerance toward those who challenged the ban.

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