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October 7, 2013

Moroccan kiss goes viral

Morocco temporarily releases teenagers after being arrested for Facebook kissing photo.
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Photo via Flickr user SimonQ [Creative Commons]

Three Moroccan teenagers accused of violating "public decency" have been released ahead of their trial. The young couple and their friend who took the picture were being held in a juvenile detention centre since Thursday. Outraged Moroccans held a sit-in outside the detention centre shortly after their arrest.

Their arrest sparked global outcry on social media. Many protested by sharing kissing pictures using hashtag #FreeBoussa (Free Kiss):  

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