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Crimean Tatars Clash With Locals Over Memorial

A Crimean Tatar at a rally this May to mark the anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatars to Central Asia (ITAR-TASS) July 8, 2006 -- Crimean Tatars clashed with local residents in Ukraine's Black Sea peninsula of Crimea on July 8 in a land dispute.

The fight erupted when members of the Tatar community tried to prevent local businessmen from building market stalls on the site of an ancient Tatar memorial in the town of Bakhchisarai.

At least one person, a city official, was injured.


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