The arrest of 6 Iranians for dancing on Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' hig

May 22, 2014 3:19 AM

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The arrest of 6 Iranians for dancing on Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' hig

Tehran, Iran: An Internet video of six young Iranian men and women dancing to Pharrell Williams' "Happy" has led to their arrests, showing how far Tehran will go to halt what it deems to be decadent Western behavior - despite the views of its moderate president.

Criticism outside Iran was predictably swift Wednesday, with calls for freedom for the jailed youths zipping around social media. Williams tweeted: "It's beyond sad these kids were arrested for trying to spread happiness."

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