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Saudi Women driving trends Twitter worldwide

Wed, Sep. 27, 2017
Cairo- 27 September 2017: Finally, Saudi women are allowed to drive, a demand that has always been controversial in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Social media was the platform that allowed women to send their voices. A number of women tried to launch several campaigns on social media, like hashtag “#women2drive”, and by capturing themselves driving in the streets of the kingdom, but some were arrested for not obeying the law.

Now, the same platform is trending with the hashtag “The king for women driving” in Arabic, which is ranked the first worldwide, along with hashtags “Saudi Arabia” and “Saudi women driving”, with people from all over the world reacting positively for that decision.

King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia issued a decree on Tuesday allowing women to drive cars, state media said, ending the conservative Islamic kingdom's status as the only country where that is forbidden.

The royal decree ordered the formation of a ministerial body to give advice within 30 days and then implement the order by June 2018, according to state news agency SPA.

Currently, everyone is tweeting, but women especially consider this decision as an important achievement for Saudi women.

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