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3 Jun, 2008 03:36

Hotheads in massive Moscow brawl

Hotheads in massive Moscow brawl

Police have reported five people injured – one of them seriously – in a mass brawl in Moscow. News website Gazeta.ru claims up to 200 people took part in a pre-planned fight between football fans and an immigrant community.

The melee lasted several minutes before police came and dispersed the crowd, the report said.

Meanwhile, Interfax news agency reports a much smaller number of 20 battlers, citing official information.

The agency said baseball bats and non-lethal weapons were used in the fight resulting in the injuries.

And RIA Novosti news agency said up to 30 people took part in the clash, which took place at a construction yard in Moscow’s south-east.