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Women barred from entering Saudi Starbucks, are told to send their drivers in instead

Women told to send in their drivers instead


Saudi Arabia’s religious police barred women from entering a Starbucks coffee shop after a gender-separating wooden wall collapsed many times under customer stampedes, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

Women going to the café in the capital Riyadh were surprised to find a board placed at the door, telling them to keep out of the place.

The Arabic language daily ‘Al Weaam’ said the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the most influential law enforcing authority in the conservative Gulf Kingdom, ordered the café’s management not to admit women.

It said the commission issued the


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