Hundreds of Migrants with Metal Poles Battle Vigilantes in Ferocious Melee

The battle may very well decide if Parisians can keep their city or not. The migrants are demanding and violent, and they are driven by religious fervor which tells them that Islam will conquer all and host countries must submit or pay a penalty, possibly even death. This is certainly not the gratitude France and other nations thought they would receive from these newcomers. It may be too late to undo the damage.

Riot police were called in to break up a violent clash between hundreds of migrants and a ‘vigilante group’ near a Paris metro station.

Footage from Stalingrad metro, where more than a thousand migrants have been living rough, showed hundreds of men brawling with metal poles and planks of wood.

Riot police used tear gas to disperse the crowd and arrested a drunk man who is thought to have thrown the first missile which sparked the chaos, Le Parisien reported.

The police are said to have been pelted with bottles and debris when they arrived at the scene of the fight between the homeless migrants and a so called ‘anti crime brigade’ from Stalingrad, which lies in the 19th arrondissement of Paris.

The video was filmed from the relative safety of a nearby apartment on the Boulevard de la Vilette.

Almost 1,000 migrants have arrived in the area in just over a month, many traveling from Calais having crossed the Mediterranean from Africa and the Middle East.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve had earlier announced the removal of the camp in a joint statement with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, but the migrants returned with makeshift mattresses two weeks later.

The camp has been a home for hundreds of people from countries as diverse as Eritrea, Sudan and Afghanistan, but the source of the fights are unclear.

During the day riot police had to use tear gas and pepper spray to control hundreds of protesters who revolted over proposed labor-law reforms, yet it is unknown whether the events are linked.

Officers had to use equally desperate measures to calm a protest march that turned violent in Paris on Thursday.




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