Road to Ingush capital blocked out of mass riot threat
Residents protest against the transfer of part of the Sunzhensky district to Chechnya.
The capital of Ingushetia, Magas, faces the division of Rosgvardiya, the entrance to the city was cordoned off with concrete slabs, the Internet is blocked, head of the local branch of the Yabloko party Ruslan Mutsolgov reports Dozhd. According to him, the authorities are afraid of mass riots due to the transfer of the lands of the Sunzhensky district to Chechnya.
The Ingush police are carrying out "a set of measures aimed at protecting public order and ensuring public security," the local Interior Ministry said. The press service of the department reminded citizens of the responsibility for participating in unauthorized rallies.
According to MBK Media, on September 25, about 500 people rallied after news of the resignation of head of the Sunzhensky district Issa Khashagulkov. Several activists were detained.
In early September, the Head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, approved a decree establishing a commission to redistribute the border between Chechnya and Ingushetia. Today Kadyrov planned to discuss this issue with Yunus-Bek Yevkurov, President of Ingushetia.