Best-selling boy band One Direction bounded onto the stage in Johannesburg for their first show in South Africa!

The SA comedian Trevor Noah is the frontrunner set to replace Jon Stewart on the satirical The Daily Show!

4 held in Egypt for Harlem Shake

2013-02-23 19:05
 
Harlem Shake

Cairo - Egyptian police said on Saturday they have 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 neighbourhood 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.

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 this month.

It has since been viewed almost 16 million times.

- SAPA

Read more on:    youtube  |  egypt  |  north africa
NEXT ON CHANNEL24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent Gossip

First Lady Michelle Obama has celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!. Read More »

Karrueche Tran can be seen breaking down in tears in the preview for her upcoming interview about ex-boyfriend Chris Brown on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.