Saudi police said Tuesday they had arrested a 14-year-old boy in Jeddah after being filmed dancing in the famous song ‘Macarena’ in 1990 a crossroads in the city. The video clip has become viral with many people sharing it on social networks.
The teenager was questioned because he had shown “inappropriate public behavior,” and also stopped the traffic after a “confidential investigation,” police in Mecca said in a statement. The name and identity of the young man were not revealed. It is unclear whether charges will be formally prosecuted.
The video clip shows the 45 second teenager wearing a striped shirt, gray shorts and dancing shoes in the middle of a crossroads on the way to Prince Mohamed Bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh with his headphones that cover his ears while still standing Opposite five lanes of cars, which had stopped at a traffic sign.
According to the Middle East Eye, the video appeared online in 2016, but was deleted. Resurfaced last week. The secure video has received a lot of attention on Twitter.
Abu Dhabi Police recently arrested four people, including a woman, after a video had a conversation with one of the detainees was downloaded on the Internet last week. Police said they had been arrested because the video was “offensive to the culture of the Emirates.”
The video has also been criticized on social networks and has been described as unethical and offensive to UAE society. According to the culture of the United Arab Emirates, men and women from different families can not meet alone. They must be accompanied by a family chaperone.
The detainees were charged with “reckless conduct” while the video was removed. However, the detainees said they were making the video in order to warn women to date strangers on social networks.