"It involves a teenage boy and his girlfriend. They were arrested on Thursday for violating public decency by posting a photo of them kissing" in the northeastern town of Nador, said Chakib al-Khayari, president of the Rif Association of Human Rights, on Friday.
    
The photograph was taken outside the high school where the two teens study. The young couple is being held in the juvenile detention centre in Nador, where a sit-in has begun to demand their release, Khayari said.
    
The incident has caused such a stir among young people as a number of other couples have posted similar photos on their Facebook pages.
    
A local official contacted by a French news agency confirmed the arrests, but declined to comment. Khayari said that the pair is supposed to appear before a juvenile court judge next Friday.

(Agencies)

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