Women star in music video rebelling against banned activities in Saudi Arabia video

A catchy music video from Saudi Arabian artist Majed al-Esa depicting women wearing niqabs doing many banned activities racks up millions of views on YouTube.

A catchy music video by a Saudi Arabian artist depicting women wearing niqabs doing many banned activities has racked up millions of views on social media.

The music video is called Hwages, which translates in English to "concerns", and lambasts the oppression of Saudi women.

Three veiled women have fun together roller-skating, driving, playing basketball, and riding in bumpercars. 

Women get jiggy with it in a public park without a male guardian in sight.
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Women get jiggy with it in a public park without a male guardian in sight.

The lyrics include the line: "If only God would rid us of men".

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​It's not the first time the artist, Majed al-Esa, has made waves. 

Last year, he released a clip called Barbs — "untidy" or "messy" in a Saudi dialect — which began a major dance craze in the Arab world.

Two people were arrested in Abu Dhabi after they uploaded a video of them dancing in military uniform.

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