Tuesday, October 15, 2013

1200 Migrants arrested in Moscow

More than 1200 migrant workers were arrested on Sunday, September 13, 2013, at a wholesale vegetable market. The riot began over a killing of an ethnic Russian man by a Muslim migrant from the North Caucasus. Photo evidence showed that he was killed by an unidentified man that was of "non-Slavic appearance", which led nationalists to believe that the killer was a Muslim migrant.

Immigration was and internal migration were part of the main issues during Moscow's recent mayoral election. With two ambitious sides, conflict was bound to occur. The arrest of 1200 migrant workers expresses the fact that the Russian authorities are cracking down on the issue and handling it as best they could. Although many were arrested, it is only the beginning of the controversial issue. Read more

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  1. By the way, I accidentally posted on my blog so I copied and pasted it to here which is why there is a white background. I think..