Russia: Migrants arrested in Moscow raid after days of unrest

Posted on October 14, 2013 • Filed under: Civil Unrest, Expatriate Arrested, Russia

The BBC reports that police in Russia have arrested more than 1,200 people in a raid targeting migrants after major riots in Moscow. The “preventative raid” targeted workers at a vegetable warehouse, which was attacked by demonstrators on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported. Angry protesters overran the market searching for migrant workers. The rioting began during a protest over the killing of an ethnic Russian man on Thursday, allegedly by a Muslim migrant from the North Caucasus. Read article

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