The Saudi police had their version of a high-profile chase scene this week in Mecca. The culprit? A woman driving. Yes, police spotted an actual woman behind the wheel of a car, which is expressly forbidden under the country’s medieval laws. What followed was an effort by the woman to escape, a small crash, and her arrest.
The twenty-something woman has been arrested and will be prosecuted. A year ago, a woman shook up the Saudi establishment by posting a video of her driving around the country, here.
Just last month, a Saudi princess publicly stated that she routinely drives outside of Saudi Arabia and wants to drive in the country. Princess Amira al-Taweel, one of the wives of tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, caused waves with her public protestations.
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