Second stormSaturday, April 28, 2007 at 5:50 | Posted in Estonia, tallinn | 3 Comments
Six members of police force and about 50 hooligans are reported to be injured during the second night of riots in central Tallinn. 300 persons are in custody. The Russian mob caused serious property damage by demolishing anything they saw and looting shops. Minor riots also took place in the north eastern Estonian towns of Jõhvi and Kohtla Järve where the majority of citizens are Russians.
According to the police, the situation in Tallinn is calm since 2 a.m. Things went out of control shortly after 10 p.m. yesterday evening. According to film director Ilmar Raag who observed the events together with Estonian TV’s camera team, the number of riot police is too small to promptly establish control.