In a Berlin outdoor swimming pool, there was a mass brawl among young people on Sunday (4 June). (Symbolic image) © Markus Scholz/dpa
In an open-air swimming pool in Berlin's Pankow district, around 20 young people are attacking each other. The police have to intervene in the brawl.
Berlin – As soon as the sun shines and the temperatures climb to over 20 degrees, Germany's outdoor pools fill up rapidly. But not everywhere it is peaceful at the edge of the pool: In a Berlin swimming pool, there has now been another tumult and a brawl. Even the police had to intervene.
Brawl in Berlin's open-air swimming pool: young people flee from security guards and police
On Sunday afternoon (4 June), two groups of young people argued in the Pankow summer pool, the police announced the following day. Eventually, about 20 young people participated, the situation escalated into a scuffle and swimming pool security guards had to intervene.
The youths fled, but security guards detained a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old youth. The 16-year-old and a 24-year-old security guard slightly injured each other in the ensuing altercation. The police ascertained the personal details and notified the parents.
Last summer, there had been several quarrels and riots between groups of young men and the security staff in various outdoor pools. However, the bathing establishments speak of individual cases in view of the many baths and opening days in a long summer with millions of visitors. In Bavaria, there was recently a brawl in a beer tent. (asc/dpa)