This video says about itself:
17 July 2017
The young woman, a model reportedly called Khulood, posted the short clip on Snapchat showing herself walking around a historic fort in Ushaiger.
Ushaiger Heritage Village, which is about 96 miles from Riyadh, is in Najd – one of the country’s most conservative provinces.
Since the video was shared online, many Saudis have called for Khulood to be arrested for breaking the country’s strict dress code.
According to the BBC, journalist Khaled Zian tweeted: ‘The return of the Haia [religious police] here is a must.’
And another user argued: ‘We should respect the laws of the country.
But many other Saudis came to the woman’s defence, calling her ‘brave’ and pointing out the hypocrisy of calling for her arrest, while praising western women who dress in the same way.
Wael al-Gassim, the writer and philosopher, told the BBC he was ‘shocked to see those angry, scary tweets’. ‘I thought she had bombed or killed somebody. The story turned out to be about her skirt, which they did not like,’ he said.
Fatima al-Issa tweeted in Arabic: ‘If she were a foreigner, they would sing about the beauty of her waist and the enchantment of her eyes… But because she is Saudi they are calling for her arrest.’
Saudi’s religious police, the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, tweeted that it was aware of the video and was in contact with the relevant authorities.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
The young woman was filmed as she walked through the historic town Ushaiger. The police still do not know who she is.