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Dancers from the Dalaa Channel Organize a March to Oust Morsi



Translated By Priscilla Adum





Translator's Note: An article in El Dostor Newspaper from Tuesday, March 12, 2012 at 10:22 p.m written by Ahmed Shaalan reported on an upcoming belly dancer march and protest in Egypt. And in full costume no less. The original article appears online in Arabic at .

Morsi Protest Article



The Article

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Good News. Dancers from the Dalaa Channel Organize a March to Oust Morsi

Written by Ahmed Shaalan

Julia, the dancer from Dalaa [television] channel, which specializes in dance, popped a big surprise by her announcement that she intends, along with some of her dancer colleagues, to organize a march wearing belly dance costumes in front of the Presidential Palace in Masr El Gedida east of Cairo. They will demand the repeal of the legitimacy of the President [Morsi]. She refused to announce the details or the time, or, if there was the possibility that she'd accept the participation of other dancers or not. She only said that she is preparing for the demonstration.


In her remarks to Al-Rai Newspaper, the dancer criticized Islamic groups including President Mohamed Morsi because of the attacks on night clubs and on dancers. She pointed out that the closing of most of the Pyramid Street cabarets will not destroy the profession because there are more than 10 satellite television channels that specialize in broadcasting raqs sharqi, and no law or authority can close them down.

ABOUT THE PHOTOS: Both photos appeared with the original article on the El Dostor web site.




About the Translator

Priscilla is a dancer of Lebanese heritage who enjoys researching the Golden Era of Egyptian dance. She owns a collection of more than one hundred classic black and white Egyptian films which is continually expanding.

Priscilla has also gathered a large library of dance related articles and clippings from Middle Eastern magazines and newspapers, many of which she has translated from the original Arabic to both English and Spanish.

Priscilla currently resides in Central America where she is a dance instructor. 




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