Police arrest two for dancing during disturbance in Lawrence


LAWRENCE, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Police arrested two men on Thursday after they reportedly began dancing while officers were working to break up a disturbance near a Lawrence school.

Lawrence police tell FOX 25 19-year-old Demarius Mckeithen and 20-year-old Shamal Nelson are charged with disorderly conduct for either doing the "Harlem Shake" or the "Dougie" while they were trying to clear out crowds near the South Lawrence East School.

Police were called to the area just after 3 p.m. on reports of a large crowd of teens who were reportedly about to fight. Officers say they told the crowd to disperse, at which time Nelson and Mckeithen entered the street and began dancing. The group of teens began cheering the men on and the entire incident reportedly impacted traffic.

Officers on the scene arrested Nelson, Mckeithen, and another teen who investigators say tried to block an officer from arresting Nelson.