Ethnic Brawl in Malaysia

Ethnic Chinese Brawl With Malays After Online Rumors Incite Tension

A large scale ethnic fight erupted after a Malay gangster stole a phone from a store belonging to an ethnically Chinese Malaysian.The store owner caught the man in the act, and called the police. Later that night, the man returned with 7 other men, and proceeded to trash the store and beat employees.The next day, tensions began to rise as both real and fake news about the fight was spread online, mainly focusing on ethnicity. Later that night, a fight broke out, with up to 500 people eventually joining in over the course of 10 hours.Many netizens showed their rational side, saying they know many Malaysians who are good people.
Source: Netease

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