Russian ethnic riots: Hundreds arrested in Moscow
More than 800 people have been arrested in central Moscow in an attempt to prevent further ethnic clashes over the shooting of a football fan, police say.
The arrests came as groups of youths, many shouting nationalist slogans, gathered near a Moscow train station.
The death of a Moscow Spartak fan, allegedly in a fight with North Caucasians, has prompted riots and attacks targeting ethnic minorities.
Dozens more people were reportedly detained in other Russian cities.
The BBC's Moscow correspondent, Steve Rosenberg reports.
15 Dec 2010
- From the section Europe