2007-09-24 Saudi Religious Police Attacked by Girls

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<hide> <let name=data index=Date>2007-09-24</let> <let name=data index=Topics>\Saudi Arabia\anti-authoritarianism\citizen empowerment</let> <let name=data index=URL>http://www.asharqalawsat.com/english/news.asp?section=1&id=10309</let> <let name=data index=Title>Saudi Religious Police Attacked by Girls</let> <let name=data index=Text>“Head of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in the Eastern province Dr. Mohamed bin Marshood al-Marshood, told Asharq Al Awsat that two of the Commission's employees were verbally insulted and attacked by two inappropriately-dressed females, in the old market in Prince Bandar street, an area usually crowded with shoppers during the month of Ramadan. .. According to Dr. Al-Marshood, the two commission members approached the girls in order to "politely" advise and guide them regarding their inappropriate clothing. .. Consequently, the two girls started verbally abusing the commission members, which then lead to one of the girls pepper-spraying them in the face as the other girl filmed the incident on her mobile phone, while continuing to hurl insults at them.</let> </hide><if not flag=$including><let name=docat val=1 /><call ShowLinkData /></if>