Muslim migrants targeted in Moscow protests

Thousands of Slavic Russians in Moscow are protesting against Muslim migrants from the Caucuses and Central Asia.

Muslim migrants targeted in Moscow protests

World Bulletin / News Desk

Thousands of Slavic Russians have gathered in Moscow to protest against the increase of Muslim migrants in the city on Monday.

They have called the protest the “Russian March” which coincides with the National Unity Day holiday, marking the expulsion of Poles from the city in 1612. Every year minorities and migrants are often targeted by violent protesters on this day.

The U.S. embassy told its citizens in Moscow “extreme violence has been witnessed during previous nationalist protests, and spontaneous demonstrations of support may appear anywhere throughout the city, at any time of the day.”

Tensions have been high since an ethnic Slavic Russian was murdered by a migrant from Azerbaijan early in October. There has also been a lot of anti-migrant rhetoric uttered in the Kremlin.

Last Mod: 04 Kasım 2013, 17:32
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