RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Hackers defaced their website. Delegations of clerics appealed to the king to block their movement. And security officials called their cellphones to leave a clear message:
O, women of the kingdom, do not get behind the wheel!
But they did anyway. On Saturday, a small number of women — even the main activists were not sure how many — insisted on violating one of the most stubborn social codes in staunchly conservative Saudi society, getting into their cars and driving. Many posted videos of themselves doing so to spread the word.
The Associated Press reported that more than 60 women drove nationwide and a security official said no women had been fined or arrested for driving. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.