Mexicans fight Polish hooligans on the beach
Dramatic video footage shows a group of Mexican sailors battling against Polish football hooligans on a beach in Gdynia.
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Riot police in helmets and padded protection clothing were called, and used their shields to separate the two sides.
About 40 people in total were involved in the brawl, which happened August 25. A local police spokesman, said that three Poles were detained, and two of them were charged facing a sentence of five years in prison for assault. "It's still not possible to say who started it," he added.
The soccer fans said the Polish men had tried to help a woman who had been hit in the face by one of the sailors. But, the Polish prosecutor contradicted the fans, saying the Poles were to blame.
At the current level [of investigation], it has been established that the attackers were Polish citizens, and the injured party were Mexicans two with serious injuries.