Rise in anger episodes or more recording violent incidents?

Recent videos of public brawls include this one at a coffee shop in Woodlands. Psychologists say urban dwellers face greater pressure to perform in their social and professional lives, which can lead to anger.
Recent videos of public brawls include this one at a coffee shop in Woodlands. Psychologists say urban dwellers face greater pressure to perform in their social and professional lives, which can lead to anger. PHOTO: EVERYDAY SG/FACEBOOK
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Many kinds of errant behaviour have been filmed and found their way onto social media, from bad driving to poor etiquette on trains, and the latest to join the hall of shame are fights involving groups of people.

An early morning brawl in Geylang at the start of the month that led to 10 people being arrested for rioting and a fight between two men at a coffee shop - one wielding a saw - are among a slew of violent incidents in public to have appeared on social media in recent weeks.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 16, 2019, with the headline Rise in anger episodes or more recording violent incidents?. Subscribe