The San Lorenzo market in Florence recently became a battleground for rival gangs of culture enrichers. The following video shows a small part of their turf war.
Below is the accompanying article from Il Giornale, also translated by FouseSquawk:
Wild West in the market in Florence: Shocking brawl between bands of immigrants
The video made by a passerby. Clubs and thrashing. Citizens shout: “Let them kill each other”
by Claudio Cartaldo
November 8, 2017
Clubs, punches, kicks, and (fist) blows among the people. A shocking brawl that could have caused danger and damage to the many people who on Tuesday night were walking quietly in the market of San Lorenzo in Florence, in a central area of the city, just a stone’s throw from Santa Maria Novella Station.
Everything began around 7:30pm with insults and verbal threats that in a short time became the fuse that ignited the brawl. The weapons are the ones that can be found in any market: iron bars, wooden poles, bolts, glass shards, and bikes that were literally launched against people. A true settling of accounts between opposing bands that contend for control of the territory and the square. Masters — in fact — of what should be a public place (for the people).
According to The Nation, two opposing gangs have been colliding against each other: one made up of Bangladesh citizens and one from Pakistani immigrants . Merchants and customers have been forced to barricade themselves in stores to avoid being overwhelmed by what could become a real mess (watch the video).
|00:00||Florence: Furious brawl in the market stands of San Lorenzo|
|00:27||What the hell are you doing?|
|00:54||Call the police!|
|01:01||—Go on, kill yourselves|
|01:02||No, let them kill themselves|
|01:04||Let them kill themselves|
|01:06||They’re doing good, they’re doing good.|
|01:06||They’re doing good, they doing good.|
|01:09||What the hell are you doing? —Animals!|
|01:09||What the hell are you doing?|
|01:11||—At least they are killing themselves.|
|01:14||They are animals!|
|01:16||What is this?