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Moscow stabbing death sets off street riots

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October 13, 2013 11:43 AM EST | AP


MOSCOW — MOSCOW (AP) — The stabbing death of an ethnic Russian man has ignited anger in Moscow against people from the Caucasus, with demonstrators breaking into a shopping center and storming a vegetable warehouse.

The suspect in the killing is believed to be from the North Caucasus, a region in southern Russia. Many natives of the Caucasus work in the shopping center and at vegetable markets in the Russian capital.

Video streamed live on Dozhd television shows the ongoing unrest Sunday evening in the outlying Moscow district of Biryulyovo.

Hundreds of ethnic Russians were involved in the protests.

Riot police detained several people at the shopping center. Citing police, the Interfax news agency reported that protesters then threw bottles and trash at the officers to demand the release of those detained.