National Guard dance the ‘Macarena’ before enforcing Atlanta curfew
Twitter users argue it’s a way of normalizing militarization
A line of soldiers was spotted dancing the Macarena in downtown Atlanta just minutes before the city’s 8pm curfew went into effect on Friday. The unorthodox military formation seemed to have charmed nearby protesters and local media, with some bystanders joining in with the dance routine. Footage shows the troops flawlessly executing the hand gestures, leg movements and thrusts that go along with the 90s dance hit.
Countdown to curfew in Atlanta pic.twitter.com/vvITsNMSdB
— Jenny Jarvie (@JennyJarvie) June 5, 2020
A local Fox affiliate gushed about the stunt, hailing it as “much-needed levity” as the city reels from days of protests – some of which have descended into rioting and looting. But the response on social media was far more critical. “The soundtrack for the military industrial complex is… The Macarena?”asked Melissa Murray, a professor at the NYU School of Law.
Others argued that the dance routine was “normalizing” the militarization of city streets.
Normalizing a military police state, so fun.
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