OUTRAGED locals who say they have been terrorised by migrant thugs for months have taken matters into their own hands to stop the gang.
In violent footage citizens-turned-vigilantes can be seen attacking the group of mostly Turkish youths who are said to have been wreaking havoc in the city of Zaandam in the Netherlands.
The brutal clash was sparked after the youths have continually threatened, intimidated and beaten up citizens and police officers alike.
In the savage clip, a group of Turkish men can be seen brawling with the teenagers after they reportedly had enough of their thuggish behaviour.
The turks were filmed fighting in a square outside of a supermarket and one of the vigilantes can even be seen wielding what appears to be a crowbar.
The video was widely shared by major local media outlets who underlined that the law abiding locals had simply had enough of the criminal youths.
On Thursday the police, who have been blasted for not having cracked down on the terror gang, arrested four of the migrants.
It comes as the vandalising group made national headlines as they appeared on a primetime talk show.
Speaking about the reign of terror on the programme, Ismail Ilgun, who was one of the suspects arrested, presented himself as the spokesman of the group of youngsters.
The thugs claimed national media was stigmatising them and told the TV programme they only hung around the streets because the city council did not give them a youth centre.
However, Cinderella Meijer, who works at a local youth centre, explained that the group was already booted out after damaging and stealing from it.
She said: “This has already been playing out for 10 years. They get everything from the city council, everything is done.
“But each time they destroy the property and steal. They even threatened us with a firearm when we tried to stop them from smoking inside.”
Ilgun, 19, was released on Friday afternoon.
According to local media he has been banned from the neighbourhood he has been terrorising, and will get guidance from the City Hall and rehabilitation authorities.