Rajamangala University students fight at Siam Skywalk, one injured

Photo courtesy of Matichon

A fight broke out between university students at Pathum Wan District, Bangkok, at approximately 5.50pm yesterday.

A group of 30 to 40 students from Rajamangala University of Technology, Uthen Thawai Campus walked around Siam Skywalk on the Tokyo shopping mall side, and at the same time, another group of students from the Pathum Wan Campus came up from the Art Gallery side. The two groups met at the Skywalk area and a brawl ensued yesterday, January 8.

The students in question were arrested whilst one individual was injured and another was found with a knife. Officials successfully separated students from both sides and ushered them back into the institution.

A witness reported via social media that a man wearing a white shirt ran into the mall first, followed by a student donning a red university uniform. The two chased each other and stopped at the MBK skywalk, pacing in a circle and shouting at each other loudly. They were also running around and throwing stones at each other, reported Matichon.

According to online sources, the situation has now been handled and conditions have returned to normal. The shopping malls in the vicinity have also allowed people to go back outside.

In related news, in Patong, Phuket, two Burmese nationals found themselves on the wrong side of the law after a late-night melee turned the popular tourist hotspot into a battleground. The drama erupted on Pracha Nukroh Road, just before 1am on December 27, as a gang of motorbike-riding teenagers engaged in a high-stakes chase, punctuated by what was initially feared to be gunfire.

However, a closer inspection revealed it was merely firecracker chaos.

In other news, a brawl between a group of British and South African tourists on Bangla Road, Patong, Phuket, was reported to local police on the morning of January 5. Injuries were sustained by both parties and the Kusoldharm Phuket Foundation was mobilised to send the injured individuals for treatment at Patong Hospital.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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