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Irate neighbour hurls egg at dancing grannies in western China

Other projectiles previously lobbed at dancers accused of creating public nuisance over the noise include bottles and excrement, according one resident

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 25 September, 2016, 2:14pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 25 September, 2016, 2:14pm

A resident living in a high-rise block angered by a group dancing to loud music in a public square in western China threw an egg at them, but missed and injured an elderly man sitting nearby, according to a newspaper report.

The incident happened in Chengdu in Sichuan province on Saturday, the West China City Daily reported.

The injured man in his 70s suffered a sore head and had egg yolk over his clothes, according to the article.

Chinese square dancing to face the music

The man said he was alright and refused the elderly women dancers’ offer to send for an ambulance.

Police are investigating the incident.

One security guard was quoted as saying that some dancers, usually elderly women, sometimes began dancing before 7am or after 9pm, sparking complaints from people living in the area.

One resident said he and other neighbours had talked to the dancers about their concerns, but it had no impact.

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Conflicts had intensified in recent months and people began to throw things to scare them away, including plastic bottles, balls of paper and even excrement, the resident was quoted as saying.

Media in China regularly report on disputes between groups of the usually elderly who dance in public places and local residents, mostly about the noise and disturbance created.