WATCH: Armed street fights among Arab clans in Berlin

Anyone who sees the video recordings that have been spreading via the social networks since yesterday cannot but spontaneously think of “civil war”:In the Berlin district of Neukölln, known for its no go areas and the Arab clans, about 50 people, mostly Syrians and Lebanese, have fought a brutal mass brawl with machete and knife in the streets, according to unconfirmed information.The police report states: “Yesterday afternoon there was a dispute between two groups in Neukölln. Shortly before 4 p.m., witnesses alerted the police in the street Weserstraße, because there had been a brawl.According to previous investigations, a car with which two 22 and 36 year old men were on their way to a meeting was first attacked and the car damaged. Shortly thereafter, there was a dispute between 40 to 50 people. It is said that irritant gas and traffic signs were also used. The two men who had come by car to the street Weserstraße were also among the persons involved. With the arrival of the police forces, the situation calmed down.The 22-year-old had suffered head, arm and torso injuries during the fight and the 36-year-old had suffered head and leg injuries. In addition, a 28-year-old man complained of eye irritation and a 13-year-old boy had suffered a head injury during the quarrel. The men and the boy were treated on an outpatient basis.The street Weserstraße was blocked until about 7.20 pm. Among other things, knives and a machete were found and confiscated at the scene. Investigations into the exact course of events and the backgrounds are ongoing. Criminal charges were filed for particularly serious breach of the peace, dangerous bodily harm and damage to cars.

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