Riyadh (Web Desk): Saudi Arabian authorities have identified and made a number of arrests after footage of a ‘mixed party’ went viral on YouTube.
A short clip of the 'mixed party' uploaded on social media earlier this month caught the attention of authorities, including the police.
The clip shows young men and women drinking alcohol and dancing together on the terrace of a building as Arabic music plays in the background.
Authorities have arrested one individual suspected of organising the party.
Although details of the party's location were not posted in the video, police were able to recognise the area from a flagpole seen in the video - identified as the Jeddah Flagpole, it is the world's tallest in the world at 70 metres after inaugurated in 2014, Saudi Arabic daily Okaz reported on Sunday.
During interrogation, the main suspect initially denied holding the party but later admitted that he had organised it and had invited many young Arab women and a foreigner.
A spokesperson for Makkah police said that the investigation team carefully scrutinised the clip to determine the location and many of the partygoers had been arrested after being identified.
The case has been referred to public prosecution. Action has been taken to arrest the other participants, Khaleej Times reported .
Since being posted on December 20 (Tuesday), the video has garnered over 8,000 views.