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'Baby Shark' rings out at Lebanese demonstration as protesters try to calm toddler

A popular children's song became a rallying cry in Lebanon after protesters in Beirut spontaneously sang the hit to calm a toddler caught in the midst of a noisy demonstration.
When driver Eliane Jabbour was surrounded by a rally in the capital last weekend, she asked protesters if they could stop shouting as her young son, Robin, was asleep in the front passenger seat.
On the spot, Ms Jabbour said, the crowd spontaneously broke out into a rendition of the song "Baby Shark", complete with hand gestures depicting a shark's bite, and big smiles.
The video shot by Ms Jabbour, which has since gone viral, shows a group of around 20 people around her car, singing to the surprised toddler as he clutches a bottle.
A bearded man is seen dancing, wading in and out of the crowd with fish-like motions.
The "Baby Shark" song has been popularised by a video uploaded to YouTube by a South Korean children's educational company called Pinkfong in 2016.
It has become one of the most-watched videos on the platform, with over 3.7 billion views.

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