An Egyptian man in Saudi Arabia has been arrested after a video of him having breakfast with a woman went viral on Twitter.
Within the video, a man with an Egyptian dialect is seen consuming breakfast beside a woman sporting a full face veil, who many assumed to be Saudi. That is in contravention of the legislation in Saudi Arabia, the place in workplaces or eateries like McDonald’s and Starbucks, households and single males have to take a seat in completely different areas and ladies should sit individually from single males in these locations.
The man was arrested by the Saudi Ministry of Labour and Social Improvement, who accused him of “committing a number of violations and taking on a submit solely reserved for Saudis”.
The Arabic hashtag “an Egyptian having breakfast with a Saudi” has been used over 113,000 occasions on Twitter, the place it has turn into the centre of a cultural divide.