WATCH: Egyptian Students Arrested over ‘Harlem Shake’ Video

Four Egyptian pharmaceutical students who filmed their own semi-nude version of the viral craze video "Harlem Shake" have been arrested for violating the nation's strict indecency laws.

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Four Egyptian pharmaceutical students who filmed their own semi-nude version of the viral craze video “Harlem Shake” have been arrested for violating the nation’s strict indecency laws.

The group reportedly caused a disturbance in a middle class neighborhood in Cairo when some of the students involved in the video stripped down, Agence France-Presse reports. An angry crowd responded by attempting to assault the students, an Egyptian officer told the AFP, and the students were ultimately arrested for committing a “scandalous act.”

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Another group of students, pictured in the video above, managed to evade arrest and film a version in front of the pyramids, reports the Daily Mail — with the help of a camel, a cardboard robot and a man clad only in a bow tie and his underwear.

Brooklyn-based DJ Baauer created the beat last May but the trap and bass song was only made famous earlier this month. The Daily Beast traces it back to a group of Australian teenagers who uploaded their own version – which now has more than 22 million views – on Feb. 2. Since then thousands of others have uploaded their own performances, from the University of Georgia swim team’s underwater version to the cringe-worthy performance of the TODAY show cast.

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