The “Harlem Shake” has gone from being a viral internet epidemic to a serious political statement.
Young revolutionaries are now using the dance as a means of political protest against Egypt’s new Islamist rulers.
Tarek Badr, a 22-year-old law student, tells NBC News, “It’s a funny way to protest how [the Muslim Brotherhood] have taken control of the country. People won’t be silent. They will protest in all ways and this is a peaceful way.”
Badr was one of 100 students doing the “Harlem Shake” in front of the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood. They have dubbed their movement the “Satiric Revolutionary Struggle.”