Facebook page highlighting Dallas fights removed after WFAA report

Facebook page highlighting Dallas fights removed after WFAA report

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A Facebook page called “Oak Cliff Dallas Texas Fights” is urging people to upload their own fight videos. The page was created just a few days ago, and already has close to 57,000 “likes” on the social media site. A concerned viewer told News 8 they are worried that not only is Oak Cliff's image is taking a hit, but that the page is encouraging violent behavior.

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Posted on July 12, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 12 at 12:30 PM

DALLAS - Less than a week after it was created, a Facebook page encouraging fans to upload local fight videos vanished from the social media site.

The removal of “Oak Cliff Dallas Texas Fights” came after WFAA reported on the page that lured more than 57,000 likes in about four days. The page featured home videos of local residents fighting without safety gear in parking lots and streets as crowds watched and cheered.

Rene Martinez, a concerned viewer and LULAC District 3 director, alerted WFAA to the page Thursday morning.

"It's become viral and it's become a feeding frenzy of people doing that, and unfortunately, there is some semblance of a culture that feeds to that,” Martinez told WFAA.

District 4 council member Dwaine Caraway called the videos a "criminal matter."

Both Caraway and Martinez reported the page to police before it was removed from Facebook.

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