Riot police detain forex mortgage protesters in Moscow

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  • Tuesday, 09 Feb 2016

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Riot police broke up a demonstration by holders of foreign currency mortgages and detained around 10 people after protesters briefly blocked the road in front of the country's central bank in Moscow, a Reuters witness said on Monday.

Around a hundred protesters gathered outside the bank to demand their loans be converted to rouble mortgages from dollar and euro ones or that their repayments be recalculated using a different rouble exchange rate to take account of the Russian currency's sharp fall in the last 18 months.

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