Video Shows Large Brawl Erupting At London Rooftop Bar
Tables, chairs and flower pots were thrown during the violent incident at Madison Rooftop Bar as groups of men fought and onlookers rushed to safety.
The footage was shared on Twitter afterwards, but the actual cause of the incident is not yet known.
In a statement, the City of London police said they attended a 'large and violent fight' at the bar, in London's expensive financial district.
Eight people have been arrested in the aftermath of the incident.
The video was filmed at the restaurant level on the sixth floor of the building, which stands in the shadow of St Paul's Cathedral.
A number of the men could be seen brandishing bottles during the fight while the venue's security desperately tried to intervene and stop the confrontation.
In the background, a DJ can be seen shaking his head in apparent disbelief at the scenes developing before his eyes, before retreating behind the decks.
The police also reported that several people were injured in the fight.
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A spokesperson for City of London Police said: "Our officers were called to a large & violent fight at the Madison rooftop bar in the City last night, in which a number of people were injured.
"We made 8 arrests & our investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information should call 020 7601 2998, quoting 8878."
David Loewi, Chief Operating Officer of D&D London - the company that owns Madison Rooftop Bar - said: "We are very disappointed in the behaviour of the small minority of customers who damaged the experience for others at Madison on Saturday evening.
"We take any incident occurring on our premises very seriously as the safety of both our guests and staff is our main priority.
"We are working closely with the police to understand what happened and will take appropriate steps to prevent similar incidents in the future."
This incident comes just a week after the pubs of England were allowed to reopen, which has been a source of division among those who believe the relaxing of measures has come too soon.
While most pubs have reopened without incident, there have been several notable instances of violence breaking out among punters across the country.
A video showed a large fight breaking out at The Broken Bridge pub in Pontefract last weekend, where staff at the Wetherspoon pub were forced to intervene.
Wetherspoon spokesperson Eddie Gershon said: "We can confirm that a fight broke out at the pub.
"Fortunately, no one was hit although the manager was grabbed by one of those involved and his shirt ripped. Police cleared [the] pub but the management volunteered to close rather than that being enforced to do so.
"We totally condemn this act of violence and will assist the police in any way we can."
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Topics: UK News
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