Though efforts have been made to erase a Saudi woman's call for civil disobedience in the wake of her Monday arrest for driving, her supporters are hoping to keep the effort alive by replicating a Facebook page and re-posting copies of a previously deleted video that shows her taking the wheel.
One of the organizers of an online campaign encouraging Saudi women to drive en masse on June 17, Manal al-Sherif was arrested on Sunday, just days after she posted video of herself flouting the kingdom's ban on female drivers on YouTube, the New York Times is reporting. Her replicated Facebook page, "Teach me how to drive so I can protect myself," now has nearly 2,600 followers, while a second page in support of her cause has over 5,000.
Meanwhile, another brave Saudi woman is feeling the heat after repeating al-Sherif's experiment. The AFP cites Saudi daily Al-Watan as reporting that a 37-year-old Saudi woman was arrested at a supermarket by a police patrol accompanied by members of the religious police. She was driving with her mother and aunt at the time, but was released a few hours later.
View a duplicate video of al-Sherif behind the wheel below: