Photograph courtesy of Pattaya Mail

A violent conflict between motorcycle taxi riders and a taxi driver close to North Pattaya’s bus station was caught on digital camera final Sunday, March 10.

In a dramatic video obtained by reporters yesterday, the chaos unfolds as motorcycle taxi riders, donning their signature orange vests, unleash a barrage of blows on the hapless taxi driver, with his terrified passengers trying on.

The confrontation took a sinister flip when the besieged taxi driver grabbed a golf membership to fend off his assailants, solely to face a retaliatory strike from one of many motorcycle taxi riders wielding a broomstick. The basis reason behind the battle appears to stem from considerations in regards to the motorcycle taxi riders’ livelihoods being threatened by the presence of the taxi.

Magazine and Pop, two of the motorcycle taxi drivers concerned, make clear the escalating tensions. Magazine recounted how he politely requested the Bangkok taxi driver to chorus from poaching passengers from their designated stand, solely to be met with insults and boasts in regards to the cabbie’s former police standing. Pop admitted to wielding the broomstick however insisted it was in defence of his comrade.

Regardless of the heated altercation, no accidents have been reported, and no official complaints have been lodged with the police. Each Magazine and Pop burdened the significance of adhering to laws and sustaining peaceable coexistence amongst completely different modes of transportation, reported Pattaya Mail.

With every day earnings hovering round 300 baht, largely pushed by app-based providers, the motorcycle taxi riders issued a plea for respect and solidarity from taxis working in the realm.

In associated information, in a violent altercation that unfolded on a busy Pattaya avenue, two Songthaew drivers went head-to-head in a brutal brawl over a bunch of Chinese language vacationers. The explosive confrontation left one driver hospitalised and the opposite going through critical authorized penalties.

In different information, a bodily altercation abruptly erupted between two passenger van drivers in entrance of Ratsada Pier in Phuket on the afternoon of February 18. The spectacle, which was captured on video by a passing car, quickly grew to become a neighborhood sensation on social media channels.

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