Islamic Spring… Egypt Arrests Four Students for Dancing Harlem Shake in Underwear
Egyptian authorities arrested four pharmaceutical students for dancing the Harlem Shake in their underwear.
This came after over a hundred demonstrators assembled outside the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters to perform the Harlem Shake in protest.
Egyptian police said Saturday they arrested four students who filmed themselves publicly dancing in their underwear, as more people around the world emulate a viral dance craze called the “Harlem Shake.”
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, a police official said.
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 Egyptians have posted videos of themselves on Youtube doing the “Harlem Shake” in front of the pyramids. One of them, dressed in white underwear and a bow tie, dances while riding a camel.