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Malmö court descends into mass brawl

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08:21 CEST+02:00
A mass brawl broke out in Malmö district court on Wednesday after friends of the victim in an school assault case took the law into their own hands.

Around 20 friends of the victim of an alleged assault at a Malmö school turned up in court on Wednesday afternoon in a show of support.

When the defendants entered the courtroom the situation soon became heated with shouts and calls filling the district courtroom. The situation deteriorated rapidly and a mass brawl broke out.

"The security guards had to pull their batons and get stuck in in order to pull people apart," said Mikael Johansson at Malmö police to the local Sydsvenskan daily.

"Had the guards not been there it could have become really nasty," he said.

Police were called to the scene and were able to ease tensions and empty the courtroom in order for the proceedings to commence.

There were however no arrests made in connection with the brawl as the police were unable to establish exactly who had hit whom.

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