Tennis musicals are latest events postponed in Hong Kong

HONG KONG — A tennis tournament and a London musical are the latest events postponed in Hong Kong out of concerns over safety and disruptions from ongoing pro-democracy protests.K-pop concerts, Chanel fashion shows and international conferences have been cancelled, postponed or moved out of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory during the months of demonstrations. More rallies are expected this weekend.On Friday, organizers said the Hong Kong Open women’s tennis tournament scheduled Oct. 5-13 was being postponed indefinitely. The event was to be held at Victoria Park, a gathering point for many previous protests.Earlier this week, protesters in the stands at a World Cup soccer qualifier match between Hong Kong and Iran booed the Chinese national anthem and chanted slogans for their cause. Iran’s request for a venue change had been rejected.The Associated Press read more


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