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Boy arrested by Saudi police for dancing on street


Dubai, August 23: A 14-year- old boy was arrested by Saudi police for filming his dance at an intersection in the Red Sea city of Jiddah.

Boy arrested by Saudi police for dancing in the street. Courtesy: Youtube

The video, which went viral on social media, shows the boy with head phones and wearing grey sweat shorts, a striped T-shirt and neon green and yellow Crocs on his feet.

He is swaying his hips and arms to the 90s hit song "Macarena," and appears to be smiling and giggling throughout the dance.

The state-linked Sabq news website quoted Col. Aati bin Attiyah al-Qurashi as saying police arrested the young man and were preparing to refer him to prosecutors for disrupting traffic.

Such incidents in the past have not necessarily led to lengthy imprisonment or serious punishment though western music and dancing is taboo in Saudi Arabia.


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