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Right-wing attacks in Moscow

Two dead after right-wing attacks against street markets in Moscow
This is a loose translation from indymedia.germany.
On Tuesday night more than 300 right-wingers attacked several markets in Moscow. The attackers were armed with sticks and metal bars and wore camoflage outfits. Apparent targets were "Southern" foreigners such as Afghan refugees. At least 20 were injured, two died. 20 members of the right-wing organization for "National Russian Unity" were arrested. Moscow police chief Pronin declared that there was no political background, that the attackers were just "frustrated soccer fans." Police controls in the city were tightened to prevent "revenge attacks."

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