(Video) Blame it on the Coronavirus: Monkeys Rioting on the Streets of Thailand

It’s all fun and games until the monkeys start to riot.
Here they come. Walking down the street. They get the funniest looks from everyone they meet…

Usually when watching anything regarding the Democrat Party, I’ve been known to sarcastically comment, “I’ve seen better organized monkey shit fights at the zoo.”

Sadly, the Thai news site Khaosod English is reporting that thousands of primates in the city of Lopburi have literally and figuratively gone totally ape-shit.

Thankfully, even though we were forewarned by Dr. Peter Venkman well over three decades ago, there have been no cases of human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, or mass hysteria.

As it turns out, the lack of tourists who regularly feed the monkey inhabitants of the Prang Sam Yod temple has resulted in a food fight that future Senator Bluto Blutarsky would be proud of.

Reported by Asaree Thaitrakulpanich of Khaosod Emglish;

Eyewitnesses on Thursday said a shortage of food offerings from tourists led to a brawl involving around a thousand monkeys in the historic city of Lopburi.

A sharp drop in tourism due to the coronavirus reportedly forced monkeys who inhabit Prang Sam Yod temple complex to forage farther from their turf, eventually escalating into an all-out street fight with another tribe of monkeys on Tuesday.

“It’s the summer so usually we see a lot of tourists, but now because of the outbreak there’s so few that the markets are very quiet. Not enough tourists come to leave food for the monkeys at Prang Sam Yod,” Sasaluk Rattanachai, who posted a video of the brawl online, said by phone Thursday evening.

The video has since been viewed almost half a million times. Sasaluk, a 28-year-old industrial paint saleswoman, said normally this time of year Lopburi city sees more tourists.

The fight pit the city monkeys who live around the Phra Kan Shrine and eat offerings people leave there against the “invading” group of monkeys that live around Prang Sam Yod temple complex.

As of Thursday morning, monkeys were seen foraging for food in the trash, but by afternoon residents had laid out additional food offerings for them at both temples.

Sasaluk said she did not witness any monkeys killed in the fight, which broke out at about 11am on Tuesday. Traffic was held up for around 10 minutes as monkeys from the two sides charged at each other.