Tongan wedding in Sydney turns violent, mass brawl erupts

    A Tongan wedding reception at Riverwood reception centre in Sydney on Sunday morning has turned violent with a brawl resulting in a 22-year-old man severely injured.

    The man was in semi-conscious when Police arrived and he was taken to hospital with another man, Sydney media reported.

    The incident also saw a passing motorist’s car window being shattered because of the brawl.

    7News reported that it was the wedding reception of Teisa Fifita and Junior Taʻane Tupola.

    The Leader report said at about 12am a fight broke out between 25-30 people outside the Belmore Road centre, which was hosting a wedding reception.

    Police said witnesses at the scene refused to cooperate  so they are appealing to the public for any information that may help them in their investigation.

    They have seized security footage from the function centre as investigations continue.

    Friends and relatives offered their sympathy for the couple on social media and criticised the violent behaviour of the guests.

    One of the users called the wedding reception ceremony “beautiful” although it turned violent and ended in an unexpected manner, 7 News reported.

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