Police Detain 201 People Following Antisemitic Unrest in Russia's Dagestan - Ministry
© AP PhotoA crowd that forced its way to an airfield of the airport in Makhachkala, Russia, Monday, Oct. 30, 2023, to protest the arrival of an airliner coming to Dagestan from Tel Aviv, Israel
© AP Photo
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Police detained 201 people after the mass antisemitic unrest took place at Makhachkala Airport in Russia's predominately Muslim region of Dagestan, the news service of the Russian Interior Ministry said on Sunday.
"The police detained 201 citizens for violations of public order," MVD Media said on Telegram.
In late October, a crowd of people stormed a ramp at the Makhachkala Airport after the landing of a passenger plane from Tel Aviv. The rioters were allegedly looking for Israeli citizens on board the aircraft amid the escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Police officers arrived at the scene to stop the protesters. As a result of the clashes, over 20 people were injured.
Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a security meeting that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was being abused by Ukraine-linked and Western-supported actors aiming to sow discord among Russia's multinational and multifaith population.