Putin informed of mass fight and protests in Chemodanovka

Putin informed of mass fight and protests in Chemodanovka
Social unrest in Chemodanovka

Press Secretary for the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov directed the issue related to the reasons of the protest to law enforcement.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin has been informed of a mass fight and protests in Penza region’s settlement of Chemodanovka instigated by the conflict with the Gypsies. This has been stated by the Press Secretary for the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, reports RBC.

“Of course, we are aware of what’s going on there. The President has been to Tajikistan. He was informed of it when it happened. As for what caused the incident, this is, perhaps, up to law enforcement,” Peskov stated.

The mass fight in Chemodanovka took place on June 13. The locals say it was caused by the Gypsies who had started molesting the citizens of the settlement. 1 person died, 4 were taken to a hospital following the conflict. MIA stated the conflict had taken place due to domestic reasons. The next day, citizens of the settlement blocked a federal highway M-5 Ural in protest.

Criminal case into the fight was initiated. 3 participants of the fight were detained. 2 of them were placed under arrest. In a while, other 12 persons were detained.

Head of the autonomy of the Russian Gypsies Nadezhda Demetr stated the conflict had been caused by a quarrel between children near a pond. In her words, the conflict could be solved at the scene or its participants could contact the authorities.

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