Video of Laurel fights uploaded to YouTube, eight arrested

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Laurel Police have made eight arrests after a video of girls fighting was uploaded to YouTube.

The six-minute video compete with music and titles shows three fights between six girls arranged in pairs squaring off as around 50 people cheer them on. Residents said the fights took place Monday at a Laurel housing project along Roberts Street.

The video has since been removed from YouTube.

Investigators used the video to identify suspects, and they say more arrests are coming.

Recordings of arranged fights like this one are popular on YouTube.

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