Russian groups fight over double-parked car

May 3, 2012 at 3:41 PM   |   Comments

MOSCOW, May 3 (UPI) -- Members of a pro-Kremlin youth group and supporters of a Chechen government official came to blows in Moscow over a double-parked car.

Participants in the StopHam movement, an offshoot of the Nashi youth movement aimed at stopping drivers from parking in places that block other motorists, approached Madina Mingayeva, wife of deputy presidential plenipotentiary to Chechnya Tamerlan Mingayev, outside the Yevropeisky shopping mall in Moscow and asked her to move her vehicle because it was double parked, The Moscow Times reported Thursday.

The woman said in video taken by the StopHam members that she would not move her car "on principle," and she became angry when they threatened to put a sticker on her windshield reading, "I don't care about anyone. I park where I want."

A group of men, including Mingayeva's son, Islam, soon arrived in a car and came to blows with the StopHam members.

Both parties said no further action will be taken.

"Our main goal was to show to the violator, shame her a little bit, and we'll stop there. We're not going to make a mountain out of a molehill," StopHam leader Ilya Fadeyev said.

Bekkhan Taimaskhanov, presidential plenipotentiary to Chechnya, said the "issue was settled."

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
Florida pageant mom fed daughter tapeworms to make her lose weight
Nearly 400 Starbucks customers in a row pay for next car's drink at Florida drive-through
Over $10,000 in marijuana seized from Virginia man named Stoner
South Carolina woman allegedly beats 64-year-old man for farting in her face
U.S. Olympic wrestler cited for taking out deer with bow and arrow at Colorado car dealership
Trending News