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Support Pours In For Saudi Women Poised To Break Driving Ban

On Oct. 26, thousands of Saudi women have said they will break their county's ban on female drivers.

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The grassroots campaign to break Saudi Arabia's ban on female drivers isn't set to start until Oct. 26. But a lot of women aren't willing to wait that long.

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They've already recorded themselves getting behind the wheel in major Saudi cities.

Indomitable Layla Al Otaibi drove down major highway in Riyadh today! ليلى العتيبي تقود علي طريق الملك فهد! http://t.co/nECGbjDI0D

EmanAlNafjanأم شادن

@Saudiwoman

Indomitable Layla Al Otaibi drove down major highway in Riyadh today! ليلى العتيبي تقود علي طريق الملك فهد! http://t.co/nECGbjDI0D

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And although a few were stopped by police, many more have been inspired to take to the streets.

Saudi Women speak and act: Collective video documents #Oct26driving Saudi, Change http://t.co/WdEB4esUx6 @musawah @DaisyKhan @ShaistaGohir

Hatoon AL FASSI

@HatoonALFASSI

Saudi Women speak and act: Collective video documents #Oct26driving Saudi, Change http://t.co/WdEB4esUx6 @musawah @DaisyKhan @ShaistaGohir

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Support has poured in from all over the world, and they now have an official song for their campaign.

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Solidarity from Minnesota. Go women drivers, go! #oct26driving #women2drive @w2drive @manal_alsharif http://t.co/YqVgXvgSxc

Gender Justice

@GenderJustice

Solidarity from Minnesota. Go women drivers, go! #oct26driving #women2drive @w2drive @manal_alsharif http://t.co/YqVgXvgSxc

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#Oct26Driving , to show my support I will learn how to drive stick shift today :) ,Vamo arriba Mujeres

Esme Lopez

@EsmeLopez1

#Oct26Driving , to show my support I will learn how to drive stick shift today :) ,Vamo arriba Mujeres

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My adorable nephews supporting the cause! @Saudiwoman #oct26driving #women2drive @oct26driving @speedsisterfilm

Amber Fares

@amboora

My adorable nephews supporting the cause! @Saudiwoman #oct26driving #women2drive @oct26driving @speedsisterfilm

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The Speed Sisters racing team fully supports our #Saudi sisters!! Freedom to drive!! #women2drive #oct26driving

Speed Sisters Film

@speedsisterfilm

The Speed Sisters racing team fully supports our #Saudi sisters!! Freedom to drive!! #women2drive #oct26driving

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They've even received support from kids, who are putting out songs like "Let my mommy drive."

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So far, Saudi authorities haven't responded to the campaign. Human rights groups say they will have to wait and see whether the kingdom will finally break the world's only ban on female drivers.

Sheera Frenkel is a cybersecurity correspondent for BuzzFeed News based in San Francisco. She has reported from Israel, Egypt, Jordan and across the Middle East. Her secure PGP fingerprint is 4A53 A35C 06BE 5339 E9B6 D54E 73A6 0F6A E252 A50F

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