At least four people were seriously injured in a mass brawl between migrants under the Stalingrad metro in Paris.
Some 1,000 migrants, mainly from Eritrea, Sudan and Afghanistan set up camp there in early March after the demolition of the Calais “Jungle” camp.
They can be seen attacking each other with metal poles, planks of wood and other debris in an alarming video, recorded by residents from a close by building.
The melee erupted Thursday night at around 9:00pm after after police arrested a man for being drunk and disorderly, according to Le Parisien.
The brawl subsides only after police fire tear gas canisters. However, clashes break out again around 11.30pm between “hundreds of very excited people who decide to fight,” police told Le Parisien.
A local resident who spoke to the publication said “there never had been violence until now.”