Protest at Saudi Embassy - Support Saudi Women Drivers

17/06/2011 - 15:00

Location: Saudi Embassy, 6-7 Fitzwilliam Square East, Dublin

Date & Time: 3pm - 4pm.

 

Details

Recently, a woman, Manal al-Sherif chose to get into a car, video herself driving around the streets of Alkhobar in Eastern Saudia Arabia and post it on YouTube, daring the religious police to arrest her. Which they did. And when they released her after five days rearrested her for another ten.

Some Saudi women have now decided to hold a day of protest at this ban on Friday June 17th and they will do this by driving themselves around in their cars.

It is important for women's rights throughout the world that these women be supported. To that end a picket will be placed on the Saudi embassy in Dublin at 6-7 Fitzwilliam Square East on Friday June 17th from 3 to 4 p.m. to coincide with the protest in Saudi.