In the village of Plekhanovo, located in the Tula region, about 300 gypsies, armed with sticks and stones, attacked employees of a gas distribution company who were trying to liquidate an illegal insert in the local pipeline. The incident took place on the 15th of March.
As LifeNews reported the next day, before that the gypsies had decided to get free gas for themselves and tried to tap into the local pipeline illegally.
However since they were not skilled in drawing gas, water got into the system during their attempt. As a result, the gas supply system failed and over 400 houses in the village were left without gas.
When the trucks moved to the site to contain the accident, the gypsies concluded that they would be deprived of gas. They gathered near the pipeline section, set tyre casings on fire and started hurling stones and bricks at the workers and their vehicles.
The specialists from the local gas service had to retreat to the damaged trucks, whereupon the police entered the village.