The Swiss Federal Police have issued a stylish response to An Garda Síochána’s viral “Jerusalem” dance by hanging an Irish tricolor from the building of the Swiss Federal Office of Police.
Gardaí responded to a dance challenge from their Swiss counterparts by posting a video of officers dancing to Master KG’s viral hit in some of the most scenic parts of the country and the effort quickly went viral.
We went to the Swiss police @fedpolCH #JerusalemChallenge. Gardaí across Ireland have answered the call to give a boost to the public we serve in these difficult times. #To stay together #homeStaySafe pic.twitter.com/sbLdkk54hB
– Info Garda (@gardainfo) February 2, 2021
Swiss police praised the Irish effort in a tweet on Wednesday, saying gardaí “absolutely nailed it”.
Swiss police also posted a video on social media where officers walk towards one of the upper floors of the federal police building holding a black box while dramatic music plays.
As the dramatic music reaches a crescendo, the box is revealed to contain an Irish flag, which Swiss police unfurl from one of the upper floors of the building.
Well, our colleagues @ZugerPolizei took the #jerusalemachallenge on a whole new level. Corn @gardainfo absolutely nailed! 💃🕺🐎 In honor of this brilliant performance, we are all 🇮🇪 in 🇨🇭 today. Thank you @gardainfo for moments of pure happiness! #StayhomeStaysafe #inthistogether https://t.co/EkSDQCOXQ2 pic.twitter.com/1kY7KpFclj
— fedpol (@fedpolCH) February 3, 2021
The video also thanked the gardaí for their “Irish vibes”, while Swiss police also said everyone in Switzerland was Irish for the day.
Gardaí posted their Jerusalema dance challenge on Twitter on Tuesday and the video has been viewed more than 1.2 million times.
Gardaí has urged the Irish public to register their own viral dance attempts, as long as it is within 5km of their own home with their own social bubble.