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Tunisian students stage Harlem shake protest


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Tunisian students stage Harlem shake protest

Dozens of Tunisian students gathered outside the Education ministry in Tunis have become the latest to perform the dance craze “Harlem Shake” which has already gone global.

The mania for the moves hit the country last week prompting warnings of sanctions from the Islamist-led government but ignored by protesters.

Student Ismail Farek explained:

“This is a means of expression, we are not able  to express ourselves by talking, so we have chosen dancing to speak out. Plus it’s been banned now which has energised us. It’s exciting to defy the ban… it adds more meaning to our action.”

Tunisia which has extended its state of emergency, in force since the 2011 revolution, is facing a political crisis after February’s assassination of a prominent government critic.

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