The residents in Al Thamama neighborhood complained to police that in the late hours of the night there was loud music being played and fireworks crackling in the nearby residence.
Riyadh police responded to reports and arrested all those involved in organizing the party because they had sold tickets for the unlicensed event, bothered neighbors and scared them by wearing bizarre outfits and masks”
Viral Videos: It also resulted in a trending hashtag titled “#هالوين_الرياض”. Many people criticized the individuals who organized the Halloween party while few also defended them.
فساد أخلاقي ، وتقليد أعمى ، وتدوير لثقافة دخيلة على مجتمعاتنا المسلمة
قبل سنوات لم نكن نسمع عن هذه المسميات لامن قريب ولامن بعيد
واليوم يتداولها الناس وكأننا لسنا في جزيرة العرب وقبلة الاسلام
تباً لكم يامنحطين pic.twitter.com/cZbsZ3FW50
— فهد الشمري 🇸🇦 (@usaifo) October 28, 2018
Is this Riyadh or Las Vegas? Many Saudis were shocked about the event stating is this Riyadh or Las Vegas. It did generate the feelings of anger among many and they are asking for replies of their questions that basically what kind of people are behind this Halloween party?
— أخبار السعودية (@SaudiNews50) October 30, 2018