'Happy' Iranians freed after Rouhani tweets support

May 21, 2014 6:27 PM

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Six Iranians arrested after a video of them frolicking to the hit song “Happy” went viral were released after President Hassan Rouhani tweeted his approval.

The self-professed moderate and social media-savvy president stepped in after Iranian police arrested the four men and two women, who were dancing and singing on an urban rooftop to the infectious hit song by American star Pharrell Williams. The video has drawn tens of thousands of views on YouTube.

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