Tonga Police call school brawls ‘absurd’, sports could be cancelled

Police in Tonga say school brawls that continued in Nuku’alofa last weekend were absurd and they could lead to cancellation of this year’s intercollegiate sports competition.

In the most recent violence, videos were uploaded to Facebook last week which show fighting between students wearing Tonga College and Liahona High School’s school uniforms while some did not.

Local media reports said Police tried in vain to stop a brawl between college students last weekend.

The Nuku’alofa Central Police Superindentend Tevita Fifita told Radio Tonga he could submit a report to the Police Minister and Police Commissioner to cancel this year’s sports if school students continued doing this ‘absurdity’.

A massage was also posted to Facebook last week claiming the brawls started by ex-students of the schools.

A Liahona student is seen in one of the videos led out from the brawl with his face almost covered with blood.

Another video shows a brawl took place in Nuku’alofa but this time the youth involved did not wear school uniforms.

In that video a group of youth attacked one male adult and a voice is heard saying the group from Liahona students was attacking a Tonga College student.

Tonga’s intercollegiate sports would be held early next month.

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