Watch video: Clash of apes? Two group of monkeys turn fight into mayhem

Yammi's updates shed light on the authorities' efforts to restore calm, including the apprehension of key figures within the monkey gangs.

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Mayank Kasyap
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New Delhi: In an extraordinary turn of events, the tranquil town of Lopburi in Thailand found itself thrust into chaos as two rival gangs of monkeys engaged in violent clashes, leaving locals and tourists astounded by the spectacle. Videos capturing the skirmishes have since inundated social media platforms, offering a glimpse into the unprecedented "gang war" of primates.

Law enforcement's unconventional response

As tensions escalated, law enforcement authorities in Lopburi found themselves facing an unexpected adversary: armed gangs of monkeys. Reports from the UK's DailyMail shed light on the drastic measures undertaken by officers, who armed themselves with slingshots and tranquilizers to fend off the increasingly aggressive simians.

Police intervention to ensure public safety

Police Major General Apirak Wechkanchana emphasized the growing threat posed by the unruly monkey gangs to both residents and visitors alike. In response, officers equipped with slingshots aim to deter the primates and safeguard public safety in the face of mounting unrest.

Social media video showcase the chaos

Social media platforms erupted with eyewitness accounts and videos documenting the mayhem unfolding in Lopburi. A user identified as Yammi shared a gripping video showcasing the intensity of the clashes, underscoring the gravity of the situation. Authorities mobilized swiftly to restore order and facilitate the relocation of the warring factions.

Arrests and challenges faced

Yammi's updates shed light on the authorities' efforts to restore calm, including the apprehension of key figures within the monkey gangs. The arrest of Ai Krao, one of the gang leaders, marked a significant breakthrough, albeit accompanied by poignant cries from his followers. However, challenges persist, with the monkeys' adeptness at evading capture posing logistical hurdles for law enforcement.

Persisting issue

The recent upheaval in Lopburi echoes earlier reports of simian unrest, with February witnessing a mass invasion of monkeys into the city center, disrupting normalcy and prompting businesses to shutter their operations. The resurgence of primate-related disturbances underscores the need for sustainable solutions to mitigate future conflicts and safeguard community well-being.