French newspapers are reporting a new trend in the Arab world. Dancing as a way of protest:
In a move reminiscent of Hitler’s Swing Kids, youth in Egypt and Tunisia have started Ganman Stylin’ and Harlem Shakin’ in public, filming themselves, and rubbing the governing parties the wrong way. Resulting videos have already gone viral. The Ennahda in Tunisia and the Muslim Brothers in Egypt are strongly coming out against this “dirty” dancing, arresting perpetrators, students, civilians, and anyone who engages in the quavering.
It hasn’t stopped them.
Read more about it and watch videos here.
(to help you read the article):
danser: to dance
la toile: the web
depuis: for the last…
internaute: net surfer
ne pas échapper à… : not escape to…
se sont filmés: filmed themselves
dont est issu: of which comes from
ordonner: to order
une enquête: investigation
lycéens: high school pupils
une mise en scène: production
un licenciement: firing
une bagarre: a fight
empêcher: to prevent