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The World : Tatars Continue Protests

October 19, 1987

Nationalist Crimean Tatars are continuing to mount protests in the Soviet Union, two months after authorities sent them out of Moscow for demonstrating in the city center, according to Soviet press reports. The reports said police prevented a group of Crimean Tatars on Oct. 7 from marching 125 miles from Taman, in the south of the Russian republic, to Simferopol, in the Crimean peninsula. Crimean Tatar activists are seeking the restoration of their autonomous republic by the Black Sea, which was dissolved in 1944 following accusations that the Tatars were collaborating with German invasion forces.

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