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Neo-nazis run riot at Russian rock concert

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Neo-nazis run riot at Russian rock concert


A 14 year-old girl has been seriously injured along with dozens of other people in central Russia after a mob of more than 100 bare-chested skinheads attacked the audience at a rock festival.

The skinheads attacked people with metal bars, brushing aside police and even taking some of their truncheons as they entered the festival site. The girl suffered multiple stab wounds. 15 of the attackers were arrested.

Around 3000 people were at the Tornado festival in Miass, which featured several of Russia’s biggest rock groups.

Far-right and neo-Nazi groups in Russia are on the increase, but the motive for the attack is unclear. Moscow’s Bureau for Human Rights estimate some 70,000 people are currently involved, up from just a few thousand in the early 1990s.

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