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5 children dance while crossing street in Da Nang

5 children dance while crossing street in Da Nang

Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 16:39 GMT+7
5 children dance while crossing street in Da Nang
A screenshot shows five children dancing while crossing a street in downtown Da Nang City, central Vietnam.

A video of five children dancing while crossing a street in downtown Da Nang City, central Vietnam has provoked outrage among netizens. 

Road-crossing dance is currently a trend on TikTok.

The video showed the children dancing at a crosswalk near the Dragon Bridge, while many people waited at a red light. This area is one of the busiest and most complex traffic points in Da Nang.

Although the video is only nearly 30 seconds long, it has evoked mixed comments on social media.

Most netizens voiced their concerns over the safety of the children.

Bi Nguyen, a local netizen, said he had seen many videos of adults dancing while crossing roads.

Although the five children moved on the crosswalk, he still felt worried as they focused on dancing and might not pay attention to priority vehicles which are allowed to run red lights.

Bi added that it is particularly alarming because the children are still developing their awareness, making them more susceptible to following such trends.

Road-crossing dance is currently a popular trend in many countries.

Road-crossing dance is currently a popular trend in many countries.

According to lawyer Nguyen Cong Tin from the Da Nang Bar Association, roads are traffic facilities that ensure the circulation of vehicles and commuters.

Other activities, such as cultural, sports, and artistic events, as well as parades, are restricted on roads. Organizers must obtain permission from the competent authorities to hold these activities on public roads.

However, many individuals and groups of people, mainly digital content creators, have recently taken to the streets to dance, sing or do yoga and film videos of their acts, regardless of regulations.

They mainly aim to attract views and gain fame on social media. However, their acts pose a danger to commuters and vehicles.

Some have even obstructed traffic activities and other normal social activities.

Current sanctions are not heavy enough to deter violators, Tin noted.

Most recently, authorities in Thai Binh Province, northern Vietnam imposed an administrative fine of VND150,000 (US$6) each on 14 women who obstructed traffic while performing yoga poses in the middle of a road for photo shoots.

Police in Hai Duong Province, also in the north, have initiated legal proceedings against four people, including Pham Duc Hai, better known as Hai Idol, a local TikToker, for parking cars used in a wedding procession ceremony to form a line across a road for photo shoots.

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Thanh Ha - Truong Trung / Tuoi Tre News

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