Reports: 100 Russian skinheads attack concertgoers with clubs, killing girlBy AP
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Report: 100 Russian skinheads attack concertgoers
MOSCOW — Russian news agencies say scores of skinheads have attacked about 3,000 people at a rock concert in central Russia, beating them with clubs.
TV news channel Rossiya-24 cited witnesses as saying a 14-year-old girl was killed and possibly dozens of people wounded on Sunday evening Miass city, 900 miles (1,400 kilometers) east of Moscow.
The motive for the attack was not known, and authorities couldn’t be reached for comment.
The TV reports quoted locals as saying police fled the scene when about 100 bare-chested skinheads set upon the crowd. The reports said 14 ambulances were called out.
Russia has an ingrained neo-Nazi skinhead movement. Attacks on dark-skinned foreigners in Moscow and St. Petersburg have been relatively common in recent years.