Thousands of women storm Saudi King’s office demanding basic freedoms
Thousands of women in Saudi Arabia have taken their fight for basic freedoms directly to the King.
Around 2,500 protesters bombarded the King’s office over the weekend demanding an end to the highly restrictive male guardianship system, while at least 14,000 others signed a petition.
Activist Aziza Al-Yousef, who was arrested in 2013 for deliberately breaking the country’s ban on women driving, started the petition.
She and another activist tried to deliver it by hand to the Royal Court on Monday, but were told to send it by post instead.
The law currently requires women to seek permission... read more
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