Domestic tourists throw melon seed shells into scenic lake in China, starting a fight with local villagers

Footage of the incident, which began circulating online on the same day as the incident, shows the two parties tussling with each other as one person wields a wooden oar and tries to hit another person with it.
Footage of the incident, which began circulating online on the same day as the incident, shows the two parties tussling with each other as one person wields a wooden oar and tries to hit another person with it.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE/TT WANG

Fed up with some tourists who were throwing melon seed shells into a scenic lake in Yunnan, China, a group of villagers decided to confront them.

According to Chinese news outlet The Paper, the domestic tourists had been visiting Lake Lugu, a popular attraction in Yunnan famed for its clear waters, last Friday (Oct 5).

While they were there, the tourists threw the shells of the melon seeds they were eating into the lake.

The Paper reported on Wednesday (Oct 10) that when local villagers confronted the tourists about it, a fight broke out between the two groups.

Footage of the fight, which began circulating online on the same day as the incident, shows the two parties tussling with each other as one person wields a wooden oar and tries to hit another person with it.

A villager eventually managed to separate the brawlers before the police arrived.

Injured tourists and villagers were later taken to the Ninglang County People's Hospital, with one tourist suffering from a dislocated hand.