Court examines footage of downtown Moscow riots
MOSCOW, September 15 - RAPSI. A district court has studied on Thursday part of the video records shot during the riots in central Moscow, the Russian Legal Information Agency reports from the courtroom.
According to investigators, as many as 5,000 football fans and nationalists rioted on December 11, 2010 following a rally to commemorate FC Spartak fan Yegor Sviridov, who was shot dead on December 6, 2010. Thirty-two people were injured in the riots.
Earlier on Thursday, the court examined written case materials.
After a recess, a three-judge panel began studying the footage, which was filmed in daylight. The footage featured youths, some hiding their faces behind surgical masks and scarves.
The footage also showed riot police cordoning off the square and police officers urging the crowd through loudspeakers to calm down and leave the square.