WATCH | 9 arrested after brawl erupts at well-known Joburg restaurant strip

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Gauteng police arrested nine people after a street fight broke out at the well-known Greenside restaurant strip in Johannesburg on Friday night.

Multiple videos of the incident, which went viral on social media, showed a number of people fighting each other in the middle of the road.

In one of the videos, a woman is seen swinging what appears to be a bat.

Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said the scuffle had something to do with an argument on social media.

"It seems that these people all knew one another because it is alleged that the fight initially started on Twitter," said Masondo.

"We have arrested nine people, who were involved, but they have since all been released on bail and will appear in court soon."

South African comedian Simmi Areff took to Twitter to share his account of the fight. 

Areff posted a satirical video detailing what he believes happened on that night.

Although it is still unclear how and why the fight started, the police have opened a case of common assault against all nine individuals.

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