400 Russian Police Clash With Roma Residents in Tula Over Gas Siphoning

March 17, 2016
Riot police in Tula clash with Roma community over gas siphoning on March 17, 2016. Screen grab from TeleTula coverage

LIVE UPDATES: Police cracked down on residents of a Roma community in Tula who were accused of illegal gas-siphoning. The villagers said they would pay for gas but it had been cut off by authorities.

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