smog covering the city of Nanjing last week, a group of dancing aunties decided to seek shelter indoors, setting up shop inside of the lobby of a local hotel, putting them into conflict with hotel workers and eventually the police.ith
The hotel had no interest in turning its lobby into a dance studio and accused the dozen or so aunties of trespassing, but security guards soon found themselves powerless to stop the women from boogieing down. Eventually, workers were forced to call the police, according to a report from Knews.
However, officers appeared at first to be similarly unable to reason with the aunties who said that they were merely “borrowing” the lobby for a bit because of all the smog, noting that the government had warned them to limit the time they spend outdoors. They argued that since the hotel was part of their community, it was only fair that they should use the space in their time of need.
After 40 minutes of negotiations, the aunties finally left the hotel. They were given a warning by police and told that if they returned they could be arrested for disrupting public order.
China’s infamous dancing aunties are known for laying claim to a premium piece of public and private space, and then defending it furiously. Last month, one man in the Jiangsu city of Nantong discovered that a group of aunties had used a forklift to move his parked car out of their turf.