Saudi Arabia: Officials beat women protesting at orphanage

A shocking video, released online, shows her security forces of Saudi Arabia attacking young women, beating them and violently dragging them by the hair.

As she writes “Daily Mail”a video showing Saudi police officers and officials assaulting young women recently went viral on social media.

In the shocking video the uniformed men use belts and sticks to beat them women, while it is rumored that previously they had used teasers to stun them.

The episodes took place in Khakis Musharraf Orphanage and according to local reports the women who were there were protesting their living conditions, going on a hunger strike.

The footage initially shows the women running in panic, away from the uniformed men, screaming. The officials then grab one of them and forcefully throw it down.

The women are seen trying in vain to free themselves from the security forces. The officers then drag a girl to the ground before handcuffing her and beginning to beat her with a belt.

Shocking clips from the episodes were posted on Twitter on Tuesday night and had been viewed almost a million times by Wednesday afternoon.

Saudi activists strongly denounced the incidents and pointed out that the video highlights the brutality and abuse women face at the hands of security forces in the country

The government of the southern province of Asir said in a statement early Wednesday that it would set up a commission to investigate the incident, without giving further details.

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