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One fatality after Chechens fight Kurds in Liège, Belgium

Two rival youth gangs recently faced off on a Friday afternoon in the streets of Bressoux, a suburb of Liège. During the fight, there was one death and two wounded. The Liège prosecutor’s office has begun an investigation.

Published: April 22, 2021, 7:19 am

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    In the Liège suburb of Bressoux a huge brawl broke out on the Avenue de Nancy according to the Flemish daily De Standaard. A young man of Chechen origin was attacked by a gang of masked men with baseball bats as he was driving past. “The young man tried to drive away, but in doing so, he drove into some parked cars. He was then shot at,” says Damien Leboutte of the Liège prosecutor’s office. The victim later succumbed to his wounds in the hospital.

    Two others were injured during their arrest. In total, the police, who arrived at the scene en masse, arrested 28 people.

    The prosecutor’s office of Liège opened an investigation after the events. Those arrested were interrogated, and an investigating judge, a police doctor, and a ballistics expert also came to the scene. According to the Liège prosecutor’s office, the latter had been called because heavy weapons were used. Pictures have since appeared in which a Kalashnikov is visible.

    During the confrontation, a bus was hit with a rock. Several lines had to be diverted or cancelled.

    According to various French-language media, the fight was the result of a conflict between youths of Kurdish and Chechen backgrounds who live in Liège or Verviers. The information was not confirmed by the prosecutor’s office. The young man who died is reportedly a Chechen.

    According to the Wallonian newspaper La Meuse it was about a settling of scores. The two gangs did not meet each other by chance. The confrontation was set up via social media. They are reportedly very young gang members.

    The police now expect some form of retaliation to take place. On social media, a call for revenge has been circulating. “The Verviers police are aware of the call and have taken the necessary measures,” the RTBF reported.

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    • LuciusAnnaeusSeneca

      This is an excellent reminder that the ‘gang wars’ that currently rage among the denizens of western Europe’s no-go zones are not just about organized crime and jihadism. There is often a strong ethnic element at work in such conflicts. And granted, many of the organized criminal groups or jihadist networks are often dominated by members of a given ethnic or sub-ethnic group. It is certainly a complicating factor, and an important one, in understanding violence in the no go zones, and one that is unlikely to diminish in the near future.

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