Chinese and Japanese men publicly fight over cab in Hong Kong

Chinese and Japanese men publicly fight over cab in Hong Kong
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A street fight broke out between a Chinese man and a Japanese tourist at a taxi stand in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay on Saturday, June 20.

According to online reports, the Chinese man had been waiting for a taxi with three other friends, including one female.

But as the group was about to get into a taxi, a Japanese man, who was with his wife and child, suddenly cut to the front of the queue and tried to enter the taxi.

The Chinese man reacted by yelling loudly at the Japanese man, and a fight soon ensued between the two.

The Chinese man's friends tried to separate the two, but were unsuccessful as they continued to exchange fists, Sohu news reported.

At one point, the Japanese tourist tried to leave in the cab, but was stopped by the woman in the Chinese man's group. She stood in front of the vehicle and sat down on its hood, refusing to let it leave.

The two men eventually ended up grappling on the ground, drawing the attention of a large crowd of onlookers.

According to news website Shanghaiist, the fight continued for six or seven minutes before the police arrived and arrested both men.

It was reported that the Japanese man required medical treatment for injuries to his neck and hands.

seanyap@sph.com.sg

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