MOSCOW, August 29 - RAPSI. Police today detained another suspect in last Decembers mass rioting, the Moscow Main Investigations Directorate of the Investigative Committee reported.

According to investigators, the suspect, 21-year-old Muscovite Nikolai Dvoinyakov, encouraged resistance against police, and threw metal rods at police officers during the mass riots on December 10, 2010.

Authorities maintain that as many as 5,000 football fans and nationalists caused public disorder on December 11, 2010 in central Moscow following a rally commemorating FC Spartak fan Yegor Sviridov, who was shot dead on December 6, 2010. Thirty-two people were injured in the riots.

Authorities have opened dozens of criminal proceedings against rioters. A separate case was opened over assaults on police officers.