Burqa-clad Saudi women dance, skateboard in viral video

Video challenges various bans imposed by Saudi government on women

News Desk January 03, 2017
Video challenges various bans imposed by Saudi government on women. YOUTUBE SCREENGRAB

A music video tackling the various bans imposed on women in Saudi Arabia is taking the internet by storm.

The clip titled 'Hwages' shows burqa-clad women dancing, skating, playing basketball and singing.

The video begins by condemning the country's "guardianship system" which prohibits women from travelling without a male guardian. The director mocks the ban on women driving as he shows women getting in the back seat of a car, only to realise that their driver is a young boy, thus implying that men in the country have no restrictions.

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The women are then shown riding toy scooters, skateboarding and singing on the streets, ignoring men who gesture them to stop. "May all men disappear from the earth. They give us psychological illnesses," the women chant in one of the verses, according to The Daily Dot.

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The video was uploaded on YouTube on December 23 and has since received over two million views. Many took to Twitter to praise the concept behind the video.








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