Saudi police say they have arrested everyone involved in a ‘gay wedding’ near the holy city of Mecca. Footage showing two men walking side-by-side while confetti is sprayed over their heads and music is played in the background went viral when it was uploaded last week.
The duo can be seen proceeding down what appears to be an aisle while one of the men wears what looks like a wedding veil.
Now police have announced they arrested those involved in the supposed wedding after a man attending a festival at a resort near Mecca reported the incident.
In a statement posted on Twitter, Mecca Police explained: ‘The man said people attending the event were surprised when a few young men entered the place and tried to perform a “gay wedding scene”.’
The statement, translated from Arabic by Step Feed, said one of the men in the ceremony was a ‘crossdresser’.
It went on: ‘After the crossdresser and other people involved in the incident were identified, they were all arrested and their case will now be referred to the prosecution.’
Homosexuality is punishable by severe punishment ranging from lashings to death in Saudi Arabia.