Published time: November 04, 2013 13:25
Edited time: November 04, 2013 14:57

Participants of the "Russian March-2013" in Moscow on November 4, 2013. (RIA Novosti / Andrey Stenin)Participants of the “Russian March-2013” in Moscow on November 4, 2013. (RIA Novosti / Andrey Stenin)

Thousands of Russian nationalists have rallied in Russia’s capital for National Unity Day, annually celebrated on November 4. The march was peaceful, though some 30 people were detained “for minor violations.”

Local police estimated some 8,000 people were in Moscow for the annual Russian March, which was this year held for the fifth time.

Many of them were wearing black balaclavas, waving black, yellow, and white nationalist flags, and chanting, “Russians Unite!” Organizers initially expected up to 15,000 to attend the march.

Demonstrators displayed banners of a nationalist nature, calling for migrants to return to their home countries. Some of the banners read: “Russia for Russians” or “Today mosque – tomorrow jihad”.

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