30 Detained at Moscow Ultranationalist March
Some 30 people have been detained in Moscow during an annual ultranationalist march to protest against higher levels of migration in Russia.
Police said they were detained for “wearing masks, minor public order offenses, shouting Nazi slogans and using banned symbols.”
According to RIA Novosti, images from the Moscow suburb where the march took place showed demonstrators carrying Russian imperial flags and banners with slogans such as “Russians” and “Today a mosque, tomorrow jihad.”
The Russian news agency reminds that the march took place less than a month after violent anti-migrant rioting in the Moscow suburb of Biryulyovo raised ethnic tensions in the Russian capital.
About 8,000 people turned out for Monday’s ultranationalist march, according to police.