The police in Saudi Arabia arrested a woman on Tuesday who appeared in a video posted online in which she wears a miniskirt and crop top, exposing her legs and midriff in violation of the country’s strict dress code for women.
The video of the woman, identified online only as Khulood, prompted a debate on social media soon after it was uploaded to Snapchat over the weekend. It was rapidly shared across the internet by people who supported her display and — perhaps more interesting — by those who opposed it, resulting in an official investigation.
The police in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, turned her over to the public prosecutor’s office, the kingdom’s state-run Alekhbariya television reported on its Twitter feed, using an Arabic hashtag that translates to “We demand a trial for the model Khulood.”
In the short clip, filmed mostly from behind, the woman is shown walking through the ruins of …