Brawl in Utrecht asylum center leaves two injured

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Two people were injured and two men were arrested after two brawls erupted in the early hours of Friday morning at an asylum reception center in the Overberg village of Utrecht. First reports of the fighting between the two groups came in at about 12:30am, then again two hours later.

Police sent dozens of officers and a police helicopter to restore order at the location. It was quite a fight, a police spokesperson told nu.nl.

Refugees are said to have ripped apart some furnishings to create makeshift weaponry, causing damage to the property. The cause of the massive brawling is not known.

The village of Overberg is part of the Heuvelrug municipality.

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