Thousands of women in Saudi Arabia have taken their fight for basic freedoms directly to the King.
Women are telling the Kingdom ‘I am my own guardian’ (Picture: Ms Saffaa/Twitter)
Around 2,500 protesters bombarded the King’s office over the weekend demanding an end to the highly restrictive male guardianship system, while at least 14,000 others signed a petition.
Activist Aziza Al-Yousef, who was arrested in 2013 for deliberately breaking the country’s ban on women driving, started the petition.
She and another activist tried to deliver it by hand to the Royal Court on Monday, but were told to send it by post instead.