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Sport Australian Open fans asked to remove 'Where is Peng Shuai?' shirts by security

11:41  23 january  2022
11:41  23 january  2022 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Peng Shuai: Australian Open relaxes rule against protest T-shirt

  Peng Shuai: Australian Open relaxes rule against protest T-shirt The Australian Open will allow people to wear shirts that say "Where is Peng Shuai?" CEO of Tennis Australia Craig Tiley told Agence France-Presse (AFP) on Tuesday. © Andy Brownbill/AP China's Peng Shuai reacts during her first round singles match against Japan's Nao Hibino at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia on Jan. 21, 2020. His comments come several days after security guards shut down a small protest in support of the Chinese tennis player, in which protesters unfurled a banner saying, "Where is Peng Shuai?" and also wore T-shirts with the slogan.

Disgraceful moment Australian Open security guards demand fan remove a shirt asking ' where is Peng Shuai ?' who disappeared after accusing a senior Chinese politician of rape. Viral footage shows an Australian Open fan being ordered to remove her shirt . The woman's shirt expressed concerns for Footage has emerged of security guards and police demanding a spectator remove her shirt at the grand slam over the weekend. The activist's shirt featured the words ' Where is Peng Shuai ?' on the back, with a photo of her face and 'wanted' printed on the front. The man filming the confrontation

Australian Open organisers said Sunday that Peng Shuai 's safety "is our primary concern" after video emerged of security staff preventing spectators wearing T- shirts in support of the Chinese player. However, a video posted online appears to show a firm line being taken against people at Melbourne Park wearing T- shirts saying " Where is Peng Shuai ?" The question has been used widely as a viral hashtag on Twitter, including by top players, to spread the word about Peng 's apparent predicament.

A group of fans at the Australian Open were asked by security to remove custom T-shirts that read, “Where is Peng Shuai?” on Saturday.

The shirts — referencing the disappearance of the Chinese tennis player after she made sexual assault allegations against a retired government official in November — were apparently a violation of the tournament’s policy.

"Under our ticket conditions of entry we don't allow clothing, banners or signs that are commercial or political," a Tennis Australia spokesperson said, via ESPN. "Peng Shuai's safety is our primary concern. We continue to work with the WTA and global tennis community to seek more clarity on her situation and will do everything we can to ensure her well-being."

Cornet gives news from Shuai Peng

 Cornet gives news from Shuai Peng © provided by Sports.co.uk Alizé Cornet, a real support for Shuai Peng on the WTA circuit. at the beginning of November, after denouncing the actions of a Chinese political official on the social network Weibo, the former number one world of double suddenly disappeared from the circulation, before remaking surface here and there for some public appearances cleverly orchestrated by the Beijing regime.

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When Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai publicly revealed she had been a victim of past sexual abuse, the Chinese government should have immediately established a full, fair and transparent investigation, without censorship, into her allegations. Any victim and survivor deserves to be heard and deserves to have justice. In fact, Tennis Australia called police on human rights activists at the 2022 Australian Open for simply wearing shirts asking the same question Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams and fans the world over have asked : “ Where is Peng Shuai ?” Given this disappointing turn of events, my idea is

Videos surfaced on social media showing fans at the tournament speaking with security officials and police officers about the shirts and a banner they had.

"The Australian Open does have a rule that there can't be any political slogans ... it's a rule that it's a condition of entry," an officer can be heard saying.

"Tennis Australia does set the rules, and regardless of what you're saying — and I'm not saying you can't have those views — but I am saying that Tennis Australia sets the rules here.”

Peng, 35, wrote in a post on Weibo in November accusing retired vice premier Zhang Gaoli of pressuring her into having sex after he and his wife invited her to their home for a meal in 2018. Zhang is in his 70s.

Her post was pulled from the social media website within 30 minutes, and Peng wasn’t seen for weeks — which led to intense backlash and concern from some of the sports’ biggest stars.

Peng later was seen in public and walked back both her accusations and said that she was safe, though concern for her safety didn’t go away. The WTA eventually said it would pull out of China completely, something that will undoubtedly result in a massive financial loss for the Tour.

"I imagine myself in her shoes, and in that way, it's a little bit scary," Naomi Osaka said at the Australian Open last week, via ESPN. "You kind of want to lend your voice and you want people to, you know, ask the questions."

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