CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian protesters gathered at the headquarters of the country’s most powerful Islamic group and did the Harlem Shake while chanting “Leave! Leave!” to Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
About 400 young men, some in funny costumes and others bare-chested, rallied in Cairo in front of the main office of Morsi’s group, The Muslim Brotherhood. The dance brought a rare moment of light-hearted expression of dissidence amid Egypt’s political turmoil that has left dozens dead and hundreds injured in recent months.
As the protesters did the Harlem Shake, a dance to a song with the same name, the Islamist group shut down its office and turned off the lights. Videos featuring entire offices dancing to the “Harlem Shake” by the musician, Baauer, have been piling up on YouTube.
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