In the German city of Frankfurt the main square was filled with dancers on Friday but not a note of music could be heard.
The, ‘silent’ dancers were protesting that for almost 60 years dancing has been banned in the region on certain hours during the Easter period.
A fact which every club and dance establishment was reminded of this year in a letter from the City Hall.
“I think that the law which prohibits dancing is totally outdated. It is from the 1950s. We are a multicultural society. Today we should be allowed to decide for ourselves if we want to remember Jesus and how to do it, if we want dancing or meditating. Everybody should be allowed to do as they feel,” said one dancer explaining why she had turned up.
The gyrating protest was organised by the Green Party youth organisation who had appealed on social websites for dancers.
One official responded saying there should be no, ‘rock around the clock’ on the most important Christian holidays of the year.