Police had to separate around 800 Kurds and Islamists in Hamburg last night when street battles broke out between the two groups over the Middle East crisis. Demonstrators came armed with metal bars and machetes and 14 people were injured.

Around 400 Kurds gathered near the Al-Nour mosque on Steindamm on Tuesday night after they had participated in a demonstration against violence by Isis, the Iraq and Syria terrorist group.

They were met on the Steindamm road in the St. Georg area by about 400 Muslims who police said were probably Salafists.

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