October 13, 2013 20:12
Police were less active in Biryulyovo than on Bolotnaya Square - MHG chief
MOSCOW. Oct 13 (Interfax) - Officials must take urgent measures to restore peace in Moscow's Biryulyovo Zapadnoye residential area, hit by disturbances following a local resident's murder, said Moscow Helsinki Group head Lyudmila Alexeyeva.
""People must be calmed down, an operation to find the killer must be conducted and street violence must be prevented," she told Interfax on Sunday.
"What alarmed me is that people see non-Russians as the root of all troubles. Moscow is the capital city of a multiethnic state. It must be a multi-ethnic city by definition," she said.
"It is interesting, why law enforcement personnel were absent in Biryulyovo. People who gathered in Biryulyovo were really aggressive, unlike those who filled Bolotnaya Square on May 6 2012. In Biryulyovo they overturned garbage bins and cars, and attacked policemen," Alexeyeva said.
"Why do our law enforcement services deal rigorously with peaceful demonstrations and are not active enough where disturbances really occur?" she said.
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