Moscow police, mourners clash; 3 reported injured

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December 12, 2010 02:59

 
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Police clashed with thousands of soccer fans and nationalists who gathered near the Kremlin on Saturday to protest the fatal shooting of a man on the streets of Moscow. At least three people were reported injured and 65 detained.

The crowd of more than 2,000 was distraught over the death on Monday of Yegor Svidorov, a member of the Spartak team's fan organization, who was shot with rubber bullets Monday in a fight at a bus stop.

A suspect arrested in the shooting is from Kabardino-Balkaria in the Caucasus. That fanned the persistent resentment that many Slavic Russians hold for the dark-complexioned Caucasus ethnic groups.

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