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October 24, 2013

Saudi parking lot harassment video goes viral

Questions raised over video of young men harassing women outside mall in Eastern Saudi Arabia.
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Videos reportedly out of Saudi Arabia are circulating online showing men harassing a group of women in a mall parking lot said to be in the eastern city of Dhahran. The men heckle and follow the women, one of whom responds by kicking a man who grabbed her.

The incident touched a nerve online. Many condemned the men's behaviour, while others debated if the women could have avoided harassment. 

Saudis online are using the hashtag #تحرش_شباب_بفتيات_بالشرقية ("Youth harassment of girls in Eastern province"), which was mentioned more than 60,000 times in a day. 

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