At least 35 people were injured in the refugee camp of the capital Nicosia. Some 600 men reportedly took part in the slugfest.
Migrants of multiple nationalities would be involved. Steel beams and stones are said to have been used as weapons. What triggered the fight is not known.
Currently boats carrying immigrants wash up in Cyprus almost daily. The brawl took place in the Pournara camp where there is room for 1000 immigrants. Currently there are 1500.
The Minister of the Interior has indicated that the island cannot tolerate any more refugees. This will be discussed with the European Union shortly.