1,200 detained at vegetable warehouse targeted in anti-migrant riots

Russian police said Monday that 1,200 people had been detained at a vegetable warehouse in a Moscow suburb that was one of the main targets of anti-migrant rioters during a night of violent clashes in the area, RIA Novosti reports.

Helicopters and over a thousand police officers were dispatched to Biryulyovo in Moscow’s Southern District on Sunday afternoon as crowds began attacking police lines and local businesses, including the vegetable warehouse, after a young Russian man was knifed to death last week by a suspect believed to be non-Russian.

The move comes after police said that 380 people were detained during overnight disturbances. The Health Ministry said that 23 people sought medical help, and police said that six riot police officers were injured in the skirmishes, and two have been hospitalized.


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