Dancers on Egyptian streets accused of violating traffic law

2018-07-25 11:30
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Egypt's official news agency says performers of an online dance challenge face penalties over allegations they endangered lives and violated public decency.

The MENA agency on Tuesday cited a warning by an unnamed interior ministry official as saying the so-called "Kiki challenge" dancers could be persecuted for violating the country's traffic law.

The official didn't elaborate.

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The challenge picked up on social media after the release of "In My Feelings" song by Canadian singer Drake. It features people getting out of their cars and dancing to the song alongside the cars' open door.

Local media say charges, including endangering lives and traffic disruption, under the traffic law may be punished by sentences up to one year in prison and fines up to 3 000 Egyptian pounds or $167.

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