Football fans and refugees break a fight in Austrian city

Football fans and refugees break a fight in Austrian cityFootball supporters have clashed with refugees in street brawls in the Austrian city of Linz, The Independent reported on Sunday.

According to police, football supporters from Linzer-Athletik-Sport-Klub, known as LASK, were fighting with a group of Syrian and Afghan refugees in the early hours of Sunday.

Some 20 men were involved in the violence, according to the Austrian edition of The Local, with two separate incidents during two hours.

The cause of this latest outbreak of violence remains unclear.

However, tensions between asylum seekers and residents have been running high in the city with the station dubbed the “terminus of fear” as it has become a focal point for migrants turned away from Germany.
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