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#WATCH: Ugly brawl breaks out at AGM of Bangladeshi Community Centre in Leeds

More than a dozen people have been arrested and police are looking for more after a mass brawl broke out at a Bangladeshi community centre in Leeds on Saturday.

According to reports, the fighting involved up to 800 people and was sparked by an argument during the Annual General Meeting of the Bangladeshi Centre in Roundhay Road.

Dramatic footage of the incident shows dozens of people throwing punches and chairs at each other while others fight with police officers who rushed to the scene. 

Six people were injured during the brawl.

13 people were arrested by West Yorkshire Police.

A local councillor said the fight was between two rival groups who were vying to take control of the community centre. 

Councillor Arif Hussain told the Mirror: “There are 802 members and it’s up to them to decide who they want to run the centre, just like for an MP or a councillor.

“It all started a long time ago.  It’s not great for the community, it’s not great for the area and it’s not great for the city.”

Police have stepped up patrols in the area and are appealing for witnesses to contact Leeds District CID with information.

 

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