It was a fight no doubt, but not between birds as planned earlier. Two youths came to blows over a minor issue, leading to chaos as others joined in. The police, who had earlier promulgated Section 144, resorted to lathicharge to disperse the crowds. The incident took place at a venue meant for bird fights, at Ashram Thota, of Bhimavaram mandal in West Godavari district. The youth jostled, kicked and exchanged blows, abusing each other as they fought. Bird fight took a violent turn, leaving sour taste on festival day.