Tunisian Students Dance the 'Harlem Shake' to Defy Strict Government




Read the related American Thinker blog: Tunisia's Harlem Shake

In a stirring speech to the youth of the nation this Monday, the minister denounced the dance scandal and made clear his firm intention to order a probe and hold the teens accountable for the video. In response to the minister's swift reaction, the country's schools and colleges have turned into a giant dancefloor, with thousands of young students shaking their feet.


Might there be a new 'Arab Spring' by those desiring modern freedoms in the Middle East? And, if so, might it again be sparked by events in Tunisia?

As silly as it may sound, an internet dance craze known as the "Harlem Shake" has ignited quite a cultural and generational debate in Tunisia -- and it appears to be growing, instead of slowing... at least for now.