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  • Moscow erupts in riots over killing

    Thousands of people took part in riots in southern Moscow on Sunday as scuffles broke out between police and protesters, and a local shopping center was stormed and parts of it set on fire, witnesses said.

    Local reporters said the protesters gathered in the Biryulyovo District to urge police to detain the suspect in a recent murder case and also to call for tighter migration law in light of the fact that the suspect was allegedly a migrant.

    Witness accounts put the overall turnout at several thousand people, Reuters reported. The protests focused on the local police headquarters and on a shopping center reportedly targeted for the high numbers of migrant workers employed there.


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    Anti-immigrant mob riots after Moscow murder

    A mob attacked businesses known for employing immigrants and clashed with police during riots in Moscow following the killing of a young Russian that was widely blamed on a man from the Caucasus.

    Rioters smashed shop windows, stormed a warehouse and clashed with police in a Moscow neighbourhood on Sunday in the biggest outbreak of anti-migrant unrest in the Russian capital in three years.
    Demonstrators, some chanting racist slogans, vandalised shops and other sites known for employing migrant workers in the southern Biryulyovo area after the killing of a young ethnic Russian widely blamed on a man from the Caucasus.

    Last edited by Local; 10-14-2013, 10:43 AM.