Yes. My husband and I witnessed a fight between two young women in the middle of the day. Punches were thrown and hair was pulled. People were egging them on. We got out of there as quickly as we could.
Yes, I have both in a country town and in the shopping centre where I worked as a volunteer.
There were many fights there, and very bad language and shouting -not a nice place to work, with police there all the time!
I have witnessed a number of fights, normally around kick out time of local clubs and pubs. I remember one particular event in Manchester (UK) where I was at uni, and the fight got very bloody very quickly before the police had arrived. Not a nice sight to behold, and I think they'd been a lot of alcohol involved.
About eight years ago I saw a street fight in Northbridge that ended with one man being stabbed twice with a knife - it was surreal and horrible. It made me realise how my sense of reality had been effected by film and television fights.
My husband tried to get some men out of our unit building, as I screamed
when one came through our front door.They jumped him from behind, and
he got them off him.He in time managed to get to the main door, and slam it closed.Not before there was a dreadful fight for who was the strongest.My husband won that fight, but it was not the first one he had ever been in, coming from America.
The closest I got was seeing the build up to a bunch of teenage boys heading for a fight in a railway tunnel. They had started brawling in the schoolyard and the fight had been broken up but not resolved, so they decided to keep it up. It was when I was a school kid so I got on my bus as fast as possible.
Not fights so much, but raised voice arguments in my area, usually around the station area, often involving people on Government benefits who also may be doing drugs so the arguments stem from those complicated arrangements.
(he/she/you said you'd do this. He/she never turned up. How am I supposed to live?' etc.)