HONG KONG—Days before the start of the seventh New Tang Dynasty International Chinese Classical Dance Competition preliminary stage,communist front groups in Hong Kong are stepping up their efforts to disrupt the event.
First they cursed and displayed hate messages on placards and posters outside Macpherson Stadium in Hong Kong. Then they returned in greater numbers and with additional protest gear—loudspeakers, display boards, and banners.
Communist front groups stage a protest near Macpherson Stadium in Hong Kong on July 23, 2016. (Yu Gang/Epoch Times)
Pro-democracy legislators, human rights activists, Hong Kong artists, and overseas Chinese analysts have condemned Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying for an earlier attempt to undermine the dance competition in June. These observers suspect that Leung is acting on orders from his political overlords in Beijing.
As of July 25, there are eight front groups protesting the NTD dance competition near Macpherson Stadium in Mong Kok, a popular shopping and residential area in Hong Kong. On July 20, there were only three groups—the Hong Kong Youth Care Association (HKYCA), the Hong Kong Public Opinion Association, and Knowledge Is Power.