Elderly Chinese residents force their way onto football pitch for dance class

Elderly residents smashed the lock to enter a football pitch to dance in southern China. Video captured in the city of Zhuzhou in Hunan Province on September 20 shows around 30 elderly people gathering at the gate of a football pitch and a man using a hammer to try to smash a lock to open. In another clip, the group of people walked onto the pitch as pupils were playing a match. According to a football coach named Zhou, they had permission to have a football match on the pitch and the administrator tried to talk to the elderly residents but they forced their way onto the pitch. The pitch used to be a public area for residents community residents to entertain. The neighbourhood committee has negotiated with the residents before and told them to dance on the pitch after 8 pm but they refused and it was not the first time that residents had smashed the lock. The neighbourhood committee contacted relevant departments to plan to get a new site with lights for residents to dance. The video was provided by local media with permission.

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