Saudi Police Arrest Partygoers For Drinking & Dancing At A ‘Mixed Party’
Saudi Police has put a group of youngsters in jail after a video of them dancing and drinking went viral on social media. According to reports, the revellers were seen enjoying themselves at a ‘mixed party’ in Jeddah.
If you didn’t know this, the state has a complete ban on alcohol. Also has strict rules that control how unrelated men and women socialise. Saudi’s moral police have arrested the women for ‘drinking and dancing with men’ in the video that has upset the extremely conservative Muslim state.
And if things were not crazy enough, wearing Western clothes was another reason for the arrest. After the video went viral, a special task force was called to investigate the clip and by using imaging analysis, they found the address of the place where the party was held. Yes, you read it right, Image Analysis.
The task force was supervised by Jeddah police chief Brigadier-General Abdulwahab Al-Asiri.
The landmark Jeddah Flagpole in the background helped the Saudi Police to locate the scene of the party. Since its inauguration(2014), the flagpole has been the tallest flagpole in the world with the height of 170 meters.