The thing I noticed about the photo is that it appears as if something has just happened that has drawn everyone’s attention (except for the woman in the front right, and maybe the boxer-chat guy). The woman on the left in particular seems to be stretching to see it. The two guys aren’t leering at the girl - the point of focus is to the right, blocked from the viewer by the man on the right.
However, there’s not really enough there to make that interesting on its own. The picture itself doesn’t give any hints, and you can’t even see faces to gauge reactions. I’m not even 100% sure it isn’t all just a coincidence that people’s heads are turned that way. It may inspire a good story, but you can’t get it from that shot alone. It leaves the viewer in the dark.
I’d keep the crowd, but lose this distracting part. Make the two men face away from each other, or maybe looking the other way. You could even make the girl in pink to be someone standing, perhaps looking straight back or to the right. Of course, it’d help to have some faces to put on them, but you don’t need incredible detail since the girl’s the primary subject. She stays as she is. The viewer still doesn’t know what she’s looking at, but that’s more acceptable as she is one person, and a child (and I think ‘waiting impatiently’ would probably be a common interpretation from her pose).