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Moscow arrests hundreds in race riot

‘VULKAN’ OPERATION:Police brought in hundreds of reinforcements as a protest over the killing of an ethnic Russian descended into bloody clashes with officers

AFP, MOSCOW

“Otherwise all provocateurs and extremists will use any possibility to get young people onto the barricades,” Kolokoltsev said at a televised meeting.

The clashes were the worst such ethnically fueled unrest since Russian soccer fans and ultra-nationalists went on the rampage on Manezhnaya Square outside the Kremlin walls in December 2010.

In a similar scenario, they were demonstrating against the killing of an ethnic Russian soccer fan in a fight with a group from the Northern Caucasus.

“This format of popular unrest has now become standard for the new Russia,” columnist Dmitry Steshin wrote in Komsomolskaya Pravda.

“A brutal, motive-less murder of an ethnic Russian by migrants, the impotence of the police and the outburst of ‘popular democracy’ in its most destructive form,” he wrote.

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