Gambian migrant, others arrested after mass brawl with Italians

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A Gambian was among four young men reported to judicial authorities over the weekend in Pisa after 10 Italian citizens and 30 asylum seekers engaged in a mass brawl in what the local police described as a revenge attack by the migrants.

The brawl took place on Saturday night when asylum seekers in the Sardinian city of Sassari approached 20 Italian young men near the Dettori Square. The fight occurred after an asylum seeker claimed that several Italians had beaten him and returned to the nearby asylum home on Solari road where he recruited other asylum seekers to get revenge on his alleged attacker, L’Union Sarda reports.

Police arrested four young men including two asylum seekers in connection with the brawl, a 19-year-old from the Ivory Coast, an 18-year-old from the Gambia, and two 20-year-olds from Sardinia. The situation was soon brought to calm after police officers arrived on the scene.

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The officers found various weapons including iron bars in the possession of some of the participants, which have been passed on to investigators.

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