Purge demand

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MOSCOW (Reuter) - After bloody knife fights with Armenian traders, Russian taxi drivers have demanded that the city of Bryansk, 250 miles from south-west of Moscow, be 'purged' of the southerners within two days. Itar-Tass news agency said that more than 500 drivers had presented local authorities with a petition demanding that the traders be driven out.