JAFFA, Israel – A video that went viral on social media prompted the Saudi police to clamp down on sexual harassment.
Undercover police units arrested several suspects on Thursday after a video showing young men and boys sexually harassing schoolgirls in the town of Khamis sent shock waves across the kingdom. Watch below:
Saudi media outlets reported that the alleged felons seen in the video have been identified and arrested.
Several campaigns have recently tried to raise awareness of the culture of impunity in Arab countries regarding sexual offenses. Critics have accused the authorities of downplaying the seriousness of the offenses while focusing their attention on terror threats, which many see as an excuse.
One commenter suggested launching a hashtag #think_its_your_sister.