Taxi drivers' Bangkok street brawl clip goes viral

Taxi drivers' Bangkok street brawl clip goes viral
PHOTO: Facebook/AmPoi Poi

BANGKOK - Thousands of Facebook users have urged authorities to take legal action against two taxi drivers who had a street brawl after a minor traffic accident.

It followed a video of the incident posted online on Monday night.

The video shows the two taxi drivers fighting at an intersection.

on Facebook

Posted by Ampoi Takamol on Monday, 21 August 2017

Within 13 hours of the clip being posted by "AmPoi Poi", it had been viewed 2.412 million times, received over 13,000 reactions and shared over 5,900 times.

The Facebook user who posted the video said she was a passenger in a yellow-green taxi being driven from Siam to a hotel when a pink taxi hit the taxi's side mirror and did not stop.

She said when her taxi driver caught up to the pink taxi at the intersection, he alighted the vehicle to speak with the other taxi driver.

She said the other driver would not apology and they started fighting.

The woman said he was frightened and nobody tried to stop the fight.

She said the fight only stopped when her female companion asked their driver to continue the trip.

Most Facebook users said both drivers should be punished, while many said the pink taxi driver should also be punished for wearing shorts and sandals to work.

 

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