Saudi women defy driving ban across country

Dozens of women across country participate in “drive-in” campaign, despite threats and warnings from government.

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Saudi activists are calling the campaign the most successful in years, despite threats [AFP]
More than 60 women claimed to have answered their call to get behind the wheel in a rare show of defiance against a ban on female driving in the ultraconservative kingdom, Saudi activists said.

Saudi professor and campaigner Aziza Youssef said that the group received 13 videos and another 50 phone messages from women showing or claiming they had driven on Saturday. She said they had no way to verify the messages.

If the numbers are accurate, this year’s campaign is the most successful effort yet by Saudi women demanding the right to drive. Continue reading “Saudi women defy driving ban across country”

La policía desaloja Sol //Cops evict Sol Square 4 times

por tercera vez consecutiva y hay 8 nuevos detenidos

Los ochos detenidos se suman a las 18 realizadas en el primer día y a las dos de ayer, todas ellas por desobediencia y atentado a agentes de la autoridad.En total, en estos tres días la Policía Nacional ha detenido a 28 personas durante los desalojos de estos días en Madrid.

The eight prisoners are added to the 18 held on the first day and two of yesterday, all of them for disobedience and attack on Authority. in total, these three days, the National Police have arrested 28 people during evictions these days in Madrid.

La Policía ha desalojado por tercera noche consecutiva a los ‘indignados’ que han decidido Continue reading “La policía desaloja Sol //Cops evict Sol Square 4 times”

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