Seeing red in the Little Red Dot: Do social media videos suggest Singaporeans are getting angrier?

This apparent surge in violence has raised questions as to whether Singaporeans are becoming angrier, or spending too much time filming incidents rather than trying to prevent them.
This apparent surge in violence has raised questions as to whether Singaporeans are becoming angrier, or spending too much time filming incidents rather than trying to prevent them.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - An early morning mass brawl in Geylang at the start of this month, which led to 10 people arrested for rioting, along with a coffeeshop fight between two men - with one apparently wielding a saw - are among a slew of public altercations to have appeared on social media in recent weeks.

They follow videos of other such incidents, including a Feb 23 case of rioting involving five men at a coffee shop in Block 167 Woodlands Street 11; a brawl involving about five men at a playground near Block 418 Yishun Avenue 11 on Feb 26; a four-man scuffle on March 3 at a coffee shop in Taman Jurong involving the use of a knuckleduster; and a case of affray between two men at Liang Court shopping mall in Clarke Quay in the wee hours of March 10.

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