Teen detained then released for dancing the Macarena on a Saudi Arabian street



Saudi police detained then released a 14-year-old boy who went viral on Twitter for dancing to the 1990s hit song "Macarena" in a busy street crossing in Jeddah. 

The video was apparently posted online in 2016 then removed, but it's reappeared and gone viral. 

The teenager was accused of "improper public behaviour" and disrupting traffic, according to Saudi police. 

SEE ALSO: She wore a miniskirt in Saudi Arabia on Snapchat. Now she's reportedly been arrested.

He's just been released without charge. 

“They signed a written pledge that the teen will not engage in behaviour that could endanger his life and the life of others again,” the statement said

“The notification was solely intended to warn the boy about potential consequences for his own safety, as well as to safeguard the overall safety of motorists and pedestrians.”

In the 45-second clip, the teen is seen dancing to the tune in the middle of the crossing, in front of five lanes of cars. 

Earlier this month, a Saudi singer was arrested and released for "dabbing" during a concert in the city of Taif, in south-west Saudi Arabia. 

In July, a woman was arrested then released without charge for posting a video of herself on Snapchat. 

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