Students Rise in Defense of Teacher Who Was Axed over Harlem Shake

Society | March 7, 2013, Thursday // 13:01|  views

A screenshot of the Harlem Shake video staged in a Plovdiv high school by a local teacher.

A protest has been organized in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv against the dismissal of a teacher who was lost his job after performing the Harlem Shake dance with his students in the school yard.

The protest will take place on Monday at Plovdiv's St. Cyril and St. Methodius Humanities High School, according to Darik radio.

Students, parents and friends of the axed teacher have been invited to join the demonstration.

Hristo Danev, who had been teaching English for five years at the St. Cyril and St. Methodius school, organized and videotaped the Harlem Shake dance together with the students.

All of the "performers", the teacher included, were disguised in weird ways as soccer fans, doctors, police officers, sheikhs. The video included performing indecent scenes and smoking.

As a result, indignant parents petitioned against the teacher. Interestingly, Danev resigned himself after orchestrating the Harlem Shake video.

Subsequently, he changed his mind, and tried to revoke his resignation but his contract had already been terminated.


Tags: Harlem Shake, Plovdiv, teacher, high school

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