Middle Eastern “clan” has shootout with Hells Angels and then riots in German suburb

Middle Eastern "clans" have become a major concern of German law enforcement

The city of Duisburg is in the Ruhr Valley in North-Rhine Westphalia. Wednesday evening, there was some kind of confrontation between one or more “Turkic-Arab clans” and the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Between fifteen and twenty shots were fired. Four people were wounded, two of them seriously. Police made fifteen arrests.

Police say a total of 80-100 people were involved. There are video clips showing people running and screaming, and gunshots ring out. Video also shows a large group of young Middle Eastern men smashing shop windows. According to German media, there are dozens of Middle Eastern “clans” in the Ruhr Valley that are involved in criminal activity.

North-Rhine Westphalia Interior Minister Herbert Reul stated, “clan crime is a major problem that terrifies people, especially here in the Ruhr Valley. Keeping quiet about it isn’t a solution.” The clans are largely made up of recent economic migrants.

Police have not released any details on the suspects or the wounded.

Related: Duisburg has a large number of economic migrants from the Middle East.

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