A Snapchat video uploaded by a Saudi woman that showed her walking through a small village wearing a mini skirt and crop top has prompted calls for her arrest, CBS News reported.
Officials in the conservative Muslim country are considering arresting the woman, who was breaking the law by not wearing an abaya—a long-sleeved, full-length dress—in public.
Most women in Saudi Arabia also wear a headscarf and veil.
The video, which is reportedly being shared over social media, shows the young woman walking through an historic fort in Ushaiager, a village north of the Saudi capital.
BuzzFeed found that Saudis have been in two camps about the decision, with some saying that she should be arrested for breaking the law, and others noting that when Westerners visit the country, their fashion isn’t similarly policed.
“We demand that Khoulud be tried because she acted irresponsibly,” one Saudi man said, according to BuzzFeed’s translation from Arabic. “Whether you like it or not, you have to respect the law. If everyone rebelled against the law because they did not like it, it would be a mess.”
“The Saudi community displays contradictions. It does not mind that Trump's daughter walks in similar dress for hours,” a Saudi woman said. “But they insult a Saudi girl and demand that she be tried.”
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