Saudi women took up car keys in protest on Saturday in Riyadh, stepping behind the wheel to say they wouldn't be held down by laws that prevent women from obtaining a license.
The New York Times reported a few dozen women participated, one of whom said she drove 15 minutes to the store to pick up milk — a small chore that represents an immense act of defiance in her country. Some women who protested on Saturday posted videos of their drives.
A Saudi social activist, Hisham Fageeh, shared his support for the protest using a satirical a cappella song based on Bob Marley's hit, No Woman, No Cry, that's quickly going viral. Fageeh whistles, snaps and scratches his beard to build the melody behind his tune, No Woman, No Drive.
The song, produced with a media collective called Telfaz11, uses a mocking tone to list reasons why women shouldn't be allowed to drive.
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