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Brawl After Punk Show

A Moscow show by punk rock band Purgen, popular with the anti-fascist movement, ended in a mass brawl that could have been started by skinheads, news reports said Monday.

About 30 young people participated in Sunday’s fight near club Tochka, and two were hospitalized, a city police source told RIA-Novosti, without identifying the brawlers or elaborating on the causes of the incident.

But said one of the victims was a well-known skinhead nicknamed the “White Hangman.” The other victim, identified only as Alexander, said the skinhead was among the attackers.

Twitter user Ujif filmed part of the brawl from his window across the street. The video shows a throng of about two dozen people passing several apparently unconscious bodies, kicking and beating them.


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