Russia skinheads attack music festival - death reported
More than 100 Russian skinheads have attacked a music festival in central Russia, reports say.
At least 10 people were injured while attending the Torndao festival in Miass, in Russia’s Chelyabinsk region.
The skinheads were reported to have been armed with truncheons and sticks when they launched their attack on the event, attended by some 3,000 people.
Russia’s Itar-Tas news agency said police later arrested 15 people. No motive was immediately apparent.
“The detainees are being interrogated and the police are searching for their accomplices,” a police official told the news agency.
Russia has an active far-right wing and racist community, and there have been several high-profile hate crimes and racially motivated murders in recent years.
The BBC reports that there is no known reason for the Skinhead attack at the music festival. According to the Guardian, one girl has died as a result of the attack:
A 14-year-old girl was killed and dozens of revellers injured yesterday when more than 100 bare-chested skinheads rampaged through a rock concert in central Russia attacking people with iron clubs.
The teenager was among a crowd of around 3,000 people at the Tornado festival in Miass, 900 miles east of Moscow, when the attack happened.
Update: Photos available from Russian news website here.