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Teenager dancing on ‘Macarena’ detained by Saudi Police

A 45-second video went viral after the boy danced in the middle of the road. Photo: screengrab

(Web Desk) – A 14-year-old boy has been detained by the Saudi police on Tuesday, for dancing at a street.
According to the Reuters, the young boy was filmed dancing at a street crossing in the coastal city of Jeddah. He was dancing to a hit 1990s song ‘Macarena’.

The video went viral on social media.

The name and nationality of the teenager was not disclosed, and was interrogated because he had shown “improper public behaviour” and disrupted the traffic, a statement given by the Makkah police said. It was not stated whether the boy will be formally charged.

In the 45- second video, the boy is wearing a striped t-shirt, grey shorts and brightly coloured crocs shoes, dancing in the middle of a crosswalk. As he starts dancing to the tune of the famous 90s hit song in the middle of the crosswalk, five lanes of cars stopped at traffic light.

Police in Saudi Arabia earlier this month, arrested and released a Saudi famous singer for using the ‘dab’ move in an onstage dance.

Abdallah al-Shahani’s video went viral while he was performing the dance at a music festival in the city of Taif in southwestern Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi media reported that the dance was banned by the Kingdom by the National Committee for Drug Control on grounds that it advocated and encouraged drug abuse.




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