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A young ‘Me Too’ protester has become a meme after a video of her interrupting a fellow activist with a bizarre dance went viral with five million views.
The incident was filmed on the Campus of Visual Arts at the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon in the northern Mexican state of the same name, and shared on social media where it has been viewed by nearly five million people.
According to local media, students gathered under the ‘Me Too’ banner to demand the dismissal of a professor, whose name was not revealed, accused of sexual harassment during his 10-year spell at the university.
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In the viral video footage, a female student is seen giving a speech as a classmate, identified as Daniela del Rio, angrily gets to her feet and starts dancing in front of her.
The talker stops and moves away when Daniela starts screaming: “I am dancing for all the women who are not here and have suffered.
“I am dancing because you do nothing. Nothing! We are being killed, there is so much violence and you do nothing. You do not see how women are suffering.”
The video was seen 3.7 million times on Facebook and over a million times on YouTube, making Daniela an online sensation.
Many online memes featuring the student’s protest dance have been widely circulated on social media.
One image shows Daniela’s dance moves with the caption: “I dance because it’s Easter and I don’t have money.”
In another meme, the student is seen holding a superimposed Coca Cola and packet of crisps.
Daniela explained that her “vogue” dance was “to express everything I feel, everything I think, everything that makes me angry and everything that feeds my anger.”
She also said that she is not concerned by online haters who mocked her expressive form of protest.
Daniela commented: “They will not belittle me for the way I choose to express myself.”
It is unclear whether the university is taking action against the accused professor.