#FreeHappyIranians: Iranian Police Arrest Fans for Making ‘Happy’ Video

It seems like Pharrell Williams’ hit song “happy” is producing quite the opposite effect on Iranian Police Authorities, as they have reportedly arrested some Iranians for making their own version of the song’s video.

The Guardian, reports that Tehran’s police chief Hossein Sajedinia, confirmed that six people have been arrested for “the obnoxious” video they released via social media

The video which featured Pharrell’s ecstatic fans, dancing and singing on the rooftops of Tehran has reportedly made Iranian authorities very unhappy.

Although it has now been removed from the internet, the video was seen by over thousands of people who have now taken to social media to express their outrage over the arrest of the “jolly fellows.”

Using the #FreeHappyIranians hashtag on twitter, many Iranians are pressing for the release of those arrested.

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On his Facebook page, Pharrell Williams reacted to the news saying, “It is beyond sad that these kids were arrested for trying to spread happiness.”

Pharrell’s “Happy” video which shows ‘happy’ people dancing in the street has over 250 million views on YouTube and has inspired people worldwide to create their own version of it.

 

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