20 teens arrested as youth gangs rumble in Jomtien Beach

Friday, 29 November 2013 From Issue Vol. XXI No. 48 By  Boonlua Chatree

About 20 teenagers were arrested after two rival youth gangs got into a stick-wielding melee on Loy Krathong.

The teens, all between the ages of 15 and 17, were just a third of the group that battled each other with wooden planks and steel bars on Jomtien Beach at Soi 3 Nov. 18. There were no reported injuries.

The gangs disbanded and fled as police responded to panicked calls from business owners and passersby. The group apprehended tried to escape down Soi 3, only to discover it was a dead end.

Dozens of teen boys were arrested after two rival youth gangs got into a stick-wielding melee on Loy Krathong.Dozens of teen boys were arrested after two rival youth gangs got into a stick-wielding melee on Loy Krathong.

Police said the arrested youths hailed from sois Nernplabwan and Khao Noi in Pattaya. They were held until relatives retrieved them.

Investigators said the two gangs were feuding to show their bravado for women on the romantic holiday.

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