Saudi Arabian police arrested a 14-year-old boy on August 22 who was filmed dancing to the “Macarena” at an intersection […]
Saudi Arabian police arrested a 14-year-old boy on August 22 who was filmed dancing to the “Macarena” at an intersection in the Red Sea city of Jiddah, according to local media reports.
The video, which went viral on social media, shows the boy wearing head phones, grey shorts, a striped T-shirt and neon green and yellow Crocs. He is swaying his hips and arms to the 90s hit song, smiling and giggling throughout the dance.
The 14-year-old boy has been hauled in by officers and taken for questioning.
It is not clear why police have arrested him now after it emerged the video was first posted in July 2016.
Reportedly the boy was later released without charge.
Western music and dancing is taboo in Saudi Arabia, but such incidents in the past have not led to lengthy imprisonment or serious punishment. Traditional dance is permitted.