Egypt is busy making 'Harlem Shake,' protest edition3/3/2013
While for many Americans, the "Harlem Shake" is a goofy if annoying YouTube meme, the dance has taken on a deeper meaning in the Middle East, where it's being used as an act of political protest. Last week in Egypt, approximately 400 young men did the "Harlem Shake" and chanted for Islamist Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to step down in Cairo. Meanwhile in Tunisia, a small skirmish broke out when Salafist Muslims tried to stop the song from being played at a school dance. In many of the videos, dancers wear masks to conceal their identities, perhaps to avoid the dangers that often go along with protesting in these areas. [Source]
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