China’s dancing aunties continue to wage war against anyone that stands in the way of their getting down, including officers of the law.
At around 6 p.m. on June 7th, police in the Sichuan city of Zigong received a complaint from one angry parent about blaring music coming from outside that was disturbing the peaceful tranquility needed for her child as he was preparing himself for the gaokao.
An officer arrived at the scene outside the residential building and tried to firmly persuade the women dancing on the sidewalk to disperse, but to no avail. One of the indignant older ladies even grabbed the cop by his arm while angrily insisting that “the exam is their business, our fitness is no less important!”
The woman’s iron grip left the officer’s arm black and blue, causing her to take the lady away, Chengdu Commercial Daily reports.
In the wake of this latest incident, it seems that Chinese netizens have had just about enough of the unruly ways of these aunties. One web user described the woman as nothing but an “old hag,” while others slammed the woman’s stance that she couldn’t take a few nights off for the benefit of future generations.
After all, in Hubei province earlier this month, a group of dancing aunties announced that they would suspend their dance sessions for ten days for the sake of stressed-out gaokao students. The move quickly earned praise online from web users across the country. On behalf of all thankful students, one netizen wrote in: “You ladies are all really understanding. Thank you for creating a quiet and peaceful environment for our students. This is the best form of support you could possibly show them.”
Conflicts between the young and the old have been intensifying recently including two separate disputes between dancing aunties and basketball players over the right to use basketball courts. One of these heated arguments escalated into fisticuffs, while police were able to intervene in time to prevent bloodshed in another similar disagreement.
But it seems that the police’s control over the “dancing auntie scourge” is marginal at the past. In recent years, these women have been reported, regulated and even shot at. Nevertheless, they persist.
By Victor Wong
[Images via Chengdu Commercial Daily]
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