Sunday 15 July 2018

Saudi police detain teenage boy for 'dancing to the Macarena' in the street

Boy arrested after footage of him dancing in the middle of street goes viral
Boy arrested after footage of him dancing in the middle of street goes viral
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Saudi police said on Tuesday they had detained a 14-year-old boy who was filmed dancing to the 1990s hit song "Macarena" at a street crossing in the coastal city of Jeddah.

The clip was widely shared on social media.

The teenager, whose name and nationality were not given, was being questioned because he had shown "improper public behavior" and disrupted traffic, a statement from Mecca police said.

It was not clear whether he would be formally charged.

In a 45-second video clip, the boy stops halfway across the road and starts the well-known dance routine.

The footage was first posted last year, but his arrest was reported this week.

Reuters

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