In Bressoux, Belgium, a part of Liège, a conflict between Kurdish and Chechen youth gangs got terribly out of hand yesterday afternoon. In a confrontation between the two groups, one person was shot and two people were injured. Twenty-eight people were arrested. Images show that heavy weapons were used in the conflict: for example, a Kalashnikov is fired into the air.
Various local media reports about the mat party. The conflict between the dozens of young people would have been sparked a day earlier. At a Total gas station in Liège an altercation took place on Thursday evening between Kurds and Chechen. The gas station manager and two customers tried to intervene. One of them was injured. “Two adults and a minor were then arrested for these facts and referred to the prosecutor,” said public prosecutor of the Liège prosecutor’s office Damien Leboutte this morning.
A day later, around 5 p.m. yesterday afternoon, a major confrontation came to pass in Bressoux on the Avenue de Nancy. A young Chechen was attacked in his vehicle by a group of Kurds. He was attacked with baseball bats, among other things. “The driver tried to flee, but collided with several other parked vehicles. Then he was shot at, ”said the public prosecutor of the Liège prosecutor’s office Damien Leboutte.
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Out into the street
After the fatal shot was fired, many angry Chechens also took to the streets. Twenty-eight of them were arrested by the police who also cordoned off the neighborhood. Officers have found – including in parked cars – various heavy weapons, such as an AK-47 (Kalashnikov) rifle that is visible on a video about the case posted on social networks. Because a regular bus was hit by a stone during the confrontation between the young people, several bus lines were then diverted as a precaution.
According to the Belgian media, calls are circulating on social media to go armed to the Hodimont district in nearby Verviers today. “The police are aware of the call for revenge and have taken the necessary measures,” it sounds at RTBF.
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Youth gangs fight conflict with heavy weapons in Liège: one death, 28 arrests | Abroad
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