Bulgaria's Novinite.com reports that five individuals were arrested and eight were severely injured in a bloody fight between Sofia punks and skinheads Wednesday night (June 20) after the Tangra Mega Rock concert.
At least 60 people were engaged in the fight that broke out after a group of skinheads attacked a pack of punks, whom they view as their eternal enemies.
According to witnesses, it was indeed the skins that started the fight, throwing empty beer bottles and punching the face of every punk they could find.
The police quickly put the situation under control, as there is a police department just a few meters away from the concert hall.
Four of the injured were transported to the Pirogov Emergency Institute with severe injuries on the heads and bodies; one of them was taken to the ISUL hospital while the other three ended up at Okrazhna hospital.
The large amount of alcohol and drugs consumed at the concert had caused the incident, the police believe.
The gathering of the two enemy camps took place because both had come to see the U.K. punk legends THE EXPLOITED, who were the special guests at the five-hour concert.
The peace between the Sofia punks and skins started somewhere in the mid-'90s, when, after a football game, rivalling gangs engaged in a fierce fight. During that incident a skinhead was severely cut with a knife by a punk, who later turned out to have Jewish origin (skinheads are said to be known for their hatred for Jews).
View several bloody post-fight photos at Metal Best BG (NOTE: Not for the faint of heart).