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Moscow police arrest 1,200 migrant workers after murder of ethnic Russian

Tom Balmforth
The Guardian
Oct. 14, 2013

Moscow police rounded up and arrested more than 1,000 migrant workers at a vegetable warehouse on Monday, the day after Russian rioters staged the most violent nationalist unrest in the capital in three years.
Riot police battled and arrested hundreds of Russian nationalists on Sunday night after they overturned cars and raided a warehouse used by migrants in search of the man they blamed for the murder of an ethnic Russian.

Police on Monday responded by arresting more than 1,200 migrant workers in what was called a “pre-emptive raid” on the warehouse where the rioters believed the killer worked.

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