Brawl fears at terminal

By Pai Mulitalo Ale ,

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Avele students waiting for their bus to go home.

Avele students waiting for their bus to go home.

Ugly fighting scenes involving college students broke out at Savalalo late yesterday afternoon. 

It happened when a brawl involving students from Avele College, St. Joseph’s College and Don Bosco broke out at the bus terminal, sending innocent members of the public into a panic.

Elderly mothers and fathers, children had to run for cover as rocks were flying back and forth. Glass bottles were smashed all over the place.

The Police arrived quickly and many students were hurled into Police vehicles and into custody.

Yesterday’s fight was the latest in a string of brawls at public places involving students.

It was not possible to obtain a comment from any of the schools last night.

But the fight left members of the public alarmed and in shock.

“Stones were thrown everywhere,” said one taxi driver. 

A number of students were injured as a result and many of them can thank the Police for arriving quickly.  

 “We were here waiting for our bus to go home but we got hit by surprise,” said a female student from Avele.

“We were defenceless, we came with our teachers but they didn’t care, they just attacked us.”

She said there were rocks, glass bottles and sticks thrown at them.

“We didn't know what to do. We were scared.”

She said students from Don Bosco in particular were not there to pick a fight with just the boys they were after any student from Avele including girls.

As of last night, Avele had announced that the school will be closed today.

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