Egyptians put behind bars for shaking it 'Harlem-style' in their undies
This frame grab taken on February 19, 2013 from the Facebook page of "TheSunnyCoastSkate" shows a group of Australian teenagers who have been credited with stoking a viral dance craze called the "Harlem Shake". (AFP)
Egyptian police said on Saturday that they had arrested four students who filmed themselves publicly dancing to the song “Harlem Shake” in their underwear, news agency AFP reported.
“Harlem Shake”, the latest dance craze has gripped the world, with everyone from children to adults sharing wacky videos of them doing the dance, on YouTube.
According to a police officer: “The four pharmaceutical students shocked residents of a middle class Cairo neighborhood when they removed most of their clothes and videotaped themselves performing the pelvis-thrusting dance.”
“The hostile audience tried to assault the students, who are accused of committing "a scandalous act," the official added.
Egypt has strict public indecency laws.
Some of the other “Harlem Shake” videos, on YouTube, out of Egypt feature locals dancing in front of the pyramids, with one of them dressed in white underwear and a bow tie dancing while riding a camel.
The dance craze was sparked by a group of Australian teenagers who uploaded the 31-second clip "The Harlem Shake v1 (TSCS original)" onto YouTube earlier in February. It has since been viewed almost 16 million times.
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