Authorities in Saudi Arabia have stepped up a warning to women not to defy a ban on female drivers by taking part in a mass driving protest on Saturday.
The country's interior minister has toughened the Saudi government line on the women drivers' campaign, saying anyone breaking the law is likely to face unspecified punishment.
Badawi Al Rasheed, a Saudi academic and expert on women's rights doesn't think many women will flout the ban, because of worries of their safety.
"We have heard there are counter campaigns to actually drive the women away from the streets, either by harming them or by crashing their cars," she said.
However, a Saudi woman said she got behind the wheel Saturday and drove to the grocery store without being stopped or harassed by police.
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