Saudi businessmen attend the unveiling of the Saudi-made Meeya car, at a ceremony in the capital Riyadh, on April 16, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE)
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Saudi Arabian conservatives have staged a rare protest outside the Royal Court in Riyadh against "Westernizing" reforms including moves to allow physical education for schoolgirls, local media reported Thursday.Last week, the consultative Shura Council urged the government to look into allowing sports classes for girls in state schools, something that many conservatives have long opposed.Some clerics have complained about encouraging female employment, the appointment of 30 women to the Shura Council, reforms to the judiciary and moves to make education focus more on subjects other than religion.
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