Some 100 policemen had to pull apart dozens of rival gang members armed with machetes, vacuum cleaner pipes and sticks who were going to start a brutal fight in Duisburg, a city in the western Germany.
Police told the local newspaper Der Westen, that there were three rival groups on the scene representing Turks, Lebanese and Kurds. The media reports that 80 people participated in the clashes.
Approximately 50 people were detained before the police managed to restore order. It is hard to determine what the fight was about, as nobody involved was willing to reveal the cause to the police.