SURABAYA, Indonesia—A group of police women took an unusual approach to crowd control at a May Day protest in Indonesia Wednesday, breaking into a performance of “Gangnam Style” to keep demonstrators happy.
Cheers were got by around 80 female officers from thousands of protesters in the city in eastern Java as they danced to the bit of Psy’s global hit.
Some of the 5,000-strong crowd even joined in with the officers, dancing the horse-ridding steps of the dance. The female officers were said to wear standard-issue dark police uniforms, sunglasses and caps.
“The crowd went wild. They were so happy, and it was a great feeling to get them excited,” Elly Wahyuningtyas, the top female police officer in the area said adding they did the dance twice for around half an hour.
“We’d been practicing for three days and I think it really helped keep everyone calm and happy. They were all so beautiful,” she added proudly.
The festive atmosphere was a contrast to other rallies in the country, including one that attracted 55,000 people in Jakarta, where police were faced with angry workers complaining of low salaries and poor working conditions.
Protesters held rallies around the world on Wednesday to call for a better deal for workers.
“Gangnam Style” was a viral sensation on the Internet and in December became the first video to hit billion views on Youtube.
Written by: Jhon Limwhel Titular