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Newsline: Activists hurl stones, eggs at Turkish embassy in Moscow

Several hundred young activists hurled stones and eggs at Turkey’s embassy in Moscow and brandished anti-Turkish placards after Ankara downed a Russian warplane on the Syrian border. The activists threw eggs, paint and paper planes at the diplomatic mission and broke several windows as Moscow police urged them to stop the protest but did not intervene, an AFP photographer reported from the scene. Some chanted “We will not forget, we will not forgive” and also yelled slurs directed at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. After the rowdy protest, demonstrators left behind heaps of rubbish and broken glass. A Moscow police spokesman told AFP he was not aware of any incidents involving the Turkish diplomatic mission and the embassy was not immediately available for comment. Ties between Moscow and Ankara unravelled after NATO member Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on the Turkish-Syrian border on Tuesday, saying it had violated Turkish airspace.

http://news.yahoo.com/activists-hurl-stones-eggs-turkish-embassy-moscow-131825530.html

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