Saudi police arrest teen boy for dancing the Macarena


(Web Desk) - A 14-year-old boy has been detained by the Saudi police on Tuesday, for dancing at a street.

In the 45-second video, the teen can be seen doing the Macarena - yes, the catchy 1990s dance craze that took the world by storm - while standing in front of a row of cars.

While the footage first appeared online in 2016, it was later removed and didn't resurface online until last week, the Middle East Eye reports.

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According to the Reuters, the young boy was filmed dancing at a street crossing in the coastal city of Jeddah.

A video that caught him in action was uploaded on social media in July last year, in July last year but he was arrested on Monday, the Telegraph reported.

He's become a viral phenomenon, his video getting shared across many platforms.

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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.

Because of the lack of codified penal law in Saudi Arabia, officials and judges have broad discretion in the arrest and punishment of children in the conservative country.

Saudi Arabia had banned the dance move, alleging it advocates marijuana use.

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