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Russian Police Mistake Rugby Match For Brawl

(RFE/RL) June 12, 2006 -- Russians playing a game of amateur rugby were arrested by police who mistook the match for a brawl.

Police said they intervened after they got a call saying there was a fight involving a lot of people on a vacant lot just outside the city of Rostov-on-Don.

Nearly 100 people -- players as well as supporters -- were taken to the police station. They were released after police realized their mistake.

(Reuters, Ekho Moskvy)

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