The leader of the Sudanese community Kenyatta Dei Wal speaks after the youth violence in Melbourne

The leader of the Sudanese community Kenyatta Dei Wal has spoken out in defense of the community's youth after they were accused of terrorizing a suburb of Melbourne

A leader of the Sudanese community has expressed himself in defense of the youth of his community after they were accused of terrorizing a suburb of Melbourne earlier this week.

After the violence, the riot squad had to be called to a park in Taylors Hill, west of the city, after a struggle for a failed relationship spread to widespread violence.

The groups then descended to a basketball court in northwest Melbourne on Wednesday night "for the war," forcing the terrified locals into hiding inside.

The leader of the Sudanese community Kenyatta Dei Wal has spoken out in defense of the community's youth after they were accused of terrorizing a suburb of Melbourne

The leader of the Sudanese community Kenyatta Dei Wal has spoken out in defense of the community's youth after they were accused of terrorizing a suburb of Melbourne

Earlier this week, the riot squad had to be called to a park in Taylors Hill, west of the city, after a fight for a failed relationship spread to widespread violence.

Earlier this week, the riot squad had to be called to a park in Taylors Hill, west of the city, after a fight for a failed relationship spread to widespread violence.

Earlier this week, the riot squad had to be called to a park in Taylors Hill, west of the city, after a fight for a failed relationship spread to widespread violence.

"It's the kind of thing that most young people do," Kenyatta Dei Wal told The Australian regarding behavior

However, a few days after the conflict, the president of the Federation of Associations of South Sudan, Kenyatta Dei Wal, has praised the riots as a typical adolescent behavior.

"It's the kind of thing that most young people do," he told The Australian.

"(They were) young people who are behaving like young people and making stupid decisions," he said. "There's nothing significant about it."

The comments follow the conflict between a group of 100-member youth, reportedly of African descent, who left the locals fearing their safety.

Riot police heavily armed with bulletproof vests were thrown with stones when they tried to move the crowd during the violence, while the roads were closed and traffic was diverted.

The groups then descended to a basketball court in northwest Melbourne on Wednesday night "for the war," forcing the terrified locals to hide inside

The groups then descended to a basketball court in northwest Melbourne on Wednesday night "for the war," forcing the terrified locals to hide inside

The groups then descended to a basketball court in northwest Melbourne on Wednesday night "for the war," forcing the terrified locals to hide inside

Riot police wearing bulletproof vests received stones when they tried to move the crowd during the violence, while roads were closed and traffic was diverted.

Riot police wearing bulletproof vests received stones when they tried to move the crowd during the violence, while roads were closed and traffic was diverted.

Riot police wearing bulletproof vests received stones when they tried to move the crowd during the violence, while roads were closed and traffic was diverted.

However, the Victoria Police has been criticized for not making arrests during the night, with some warning that the situation was not under control.

"In one area, there is a massive group that the police said was Sudanese … there was another really large group of Sudanese and basically they said they did not have it under control but that there was a strong police presence," said one person. The Herald Sun.

"They told me to stay inside, close the doors and yes, it's scary, I have a child of nine and a child of eleven years, and they are afraid."

The police told 3AW Radio that the incident was organized by two groups that had a "pre-existing tension" between them.

"There is a cohort in that larger group that we know … They had agreed to meet there to fight," said Major Tim Hansen.

Victoria police have been criticized for not making arrests during the night, with a bit of warning that the situation was not under control

Victoria police have been criticized for not making arrests during the night, with a bit of warning that the situation was not under control

Victoria police have been criticized for not making arrests during the night, with a bit of warning that the situation was not under control

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