Girls' mass harassment spurs massive manhunt - Emirates24|7

Girls' mass harassment spurs massive manhunt

Polive have arrested some of the harassers and are pursuing an operation to catch the others. (Screen grab)

Saudi police went on alert during the Eid Al Fitr break to catch a large number of young men seen in an online video harassing two girls in a public park in the Gulf Kingdom.

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Police, quoted by local newspapers on Tuesday, said they have arrested some of the harassers and are pursuing an operation to catch the others.

The harassment of two girls in a park in the Western Red Sea port of Jeddah triggered public anger, prompting aides to King Salman bin Abdul Aziz to instruct security authorities to arrest all those involved.

A YouTube film published in Sada newspaper showed a large crowd of men surrounding the two girls, shoving them and filming them with their mobiles despite the girls' pleas to leave them alone.

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