Trouble in Pattaya - again: Mass brawl in Thailand’s family friendly resort

Trouble in Pattaya - again: Mass brawl in Thailand’s family friendly resort



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A video which appeared to show a large group of people brawling in broad daylight in Pattaya has been shared on Facebook.


The incident is believed to have taken place at around 7am on Thursday morning.


During the nearly two minute clip a group of foreign men appear to fighting with women and/or ladyboys as shocked onlookers watch on.


It is not known what started the incident, which happened close to the entrance to Walking Street, or if anyone will face charges for their involvement.


In the clip numerous people can be seen punching and kicking, while a foreign man appears to punch a woman, knocking her to the ground.


Later in the clip a Thai woman who appears to be injured can be seen sat on the floor.


The clip is unlikely to do anything to help the image of popular resort town, which this week has found itself the subject of more negative headlines.


On Tuesday, an Australian man was arrested who police said ran a company offering sex tours to foreign tourists in Pattaya.


Under the name of "AUSTHAI TOURS" Stephen Allan Carpenter, 49, advertised a boat trip with women supplied in the sea off Pattaya.


Thaivisa later obtained video footage from one of Carpenter’s boats which showed five chubby foreign men stood around filming two women as they performed sex acts on each other.


Last Sunday, an unidentified foreign man required medical treatment for a head wound after being attacked by a group of ladyboys at the Pook Bar in Soi Bua Khao.


Tourism officials have sought to re-brand Pattaya in a bid to shake its image from that of one associated with sex and vice to a family friendly tourist destination.

-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2018-06-21



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