Boy, 14, arrested in Saudi for 'improper public behaviour' by dancing to Macarena in street

Boy, 14, arrested in Saudi for 'improper public behaviour' by dancing to Macarena in streetA 14-year-old boy has been arrested in the Saudi city of Jeddah for dancing to the Macarena song in a street. The boy was accused of "improper public behaviour" for enjoying the 1990s pop hit as he crossed a road. Jeddah boy dancing in the middle of Tahlia Street is the hero we need— Ahmed Al Omran (@ahmed) August 19, 2017 Mecca  police said the unnamed boy also disrupted traffic. It was unclear if he was going to be formally charged. In a 45-second video clip, shared widely on social media, 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 on Monday. Some said the boy was a "legend" and "hero", while others apparently agreed with the Saudi authorities, stating that he behaviour was "immoral". That's the kind of son I wanna have ������— Sahira Nahari (@sahiranahari) August 22, 2017 I love him— آيمي روكو (@AmyRoko) August 22, 2017 Earlier this month, a singer was arrested in the religiously conservative Islamic kingdom for using the 'dab' move in an onstage dance. Abdallah al-Shahani performed the dance at a music festival in the city of Taif in southwestern Saudi Arabia. The dance had been banned in the Kingdom by the National Committee for Drug Control, on the grounds that it advocated or encouraged drug abuse, according to Saudi media. A young woman was arrested last month after footage emerged of her wearing a miniskirt and crop top at an archaeological site. The woman is being questioned after footage emerged of her walking through a fort The unnamed woman was detained by Saudi Arabia’s vice and virtue police on charges of wearing “indecent clothing”. لو كانت اجنبية كان تغزلوا بجمال خصرها وفتنتة عيناها .. بس لانها سعودية يطلبوا محاكمتها ! #مطلوب_محاكمة_مودل_خلود— فاطمة العيسى (@50BM_) July 16, 2017  

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