Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that Over 150 Eritrean migrants from pro-regime and anti-regime groups clashed yesterday in Calgary, Canada.
Violence between two clashing Eritrean groups erupted in Calgary, Canada on Saturday evening.
People from both groups were carrying long sticks and bats according to video captured by witnesses. Some people were wearing white shirts with the Eritrean flag, while others wore blue T-shirts and carried blue flags with the former Eritrean flag.
It’s not the first incident of similar violent clashes occurring in recent months.
Edmonton saw a similar clash in mid-August, where at least 11 people were sent to the hospital, according to local police. It occurred after authorities withdrew a permit for an Eritrean event due to safety concerns.
On Aug. 5, another demonstration occurred at a Toronto park, leaving nine people injured, one of whom suffered serious stab wounds.
That incident, which occurred at Earlscourt Park in the city’s west end, happened while Festival Eritrea Toronto planned to host events between Aug. 5 and 7 at the park.
Eritreans from both sides faced off with construction lumber, pieces of metal, rocks and at least one axe, tearing through a neighbourhood of south Tel Aviv where many asylum seekers live. Protesters smashed shop windows and police cars, and blood spatter was seen on sidewalks. One government supporter was lying in a puddle of blood in a children’s playground.
Israeli police in riot gear shot tear gas, stun grenades and live rounds while officers on horseback tried to control the protesters, who broke through barricades and hurled chunks rocks at the police. Police said officers resorted to live fire when they felt their lives were in danger.