Confronting moment a tourist in Thailand is beat up and knocked to the ground by a group of local women in the red light district after grabbing one of the girls
Footage has resurfaced of the moment a tourist was repeatedly kicked and beat up by a group of women in Thailand‘s red-light district.
The man is seen in the footage with his hands around one woman before a flurry of flying kicks from her knocks him to the ground.
He then tries to fight back by smacking her in the face.
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But then several of the woman’s friends rush to her aid and join the fracas, as the man becomes outnumbered and is repeatedly kicked as he lies on the ground.
Several men intervene and he eventually struggles to get up, screaming in pain and walks off.
‘A few of those kicks that barely missed would have been life-altering,’ one man recently commented on the video.
Another added: ‘Remember your manners or get beat!’
The footage was filmed in 2016 on Pattaya’s famous Walking Street, a bustling nightlife strip.
Home to thousands of bars, strip clubs and massage parlours, the tourist mecca is also arguably the sex capital of the world, known for its seedy reputation and local sex industry.
But things are slowly changing since Thailand’s first female tourism minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul vowed to shut down Pattaya’s sex industry when she announced a crackdown in 2016.
‘Tourists don’t come to Thailand for such a thing,’ she was quoted in a recent news.com.au article.
‘They come here for our beautiful culture. We want Thailand to be about quality tourism. We want the sex industry gone.’
Months of late-night police raids and mass arrests in brothels and clubs across Pattaya followed, with tourists among those caught up in the raids.
Australian men were among 11 foreign tourists arrested along with 14 sex workers during a police raid at a Pattaya hotel in April.
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