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Russian Passengers Revolt in Moscow Airport

Russian Passengers Revolt in Moscow Airport

"those who were patiently waiting their turn revolted"

"Shame!" That's what droves of passengers in Russia shouted as a winter storm in Moscow forced over 200 flights to be canceled. In a display of anger that some wonder could be coming to America, passengers screamed their displeasure as they staged a revolt, even attacking airport officials in the process.

"It's absolute mayhem," Dmitry Menyaev, who has been waiting for two days to fly from the Domodedovo airport to Novosibirsk in Siberia to spend holidays with family, told AFP. "There are problems with water supply, all restaurants are full and they jack up the prices."

At another Moscow airport, Sheremetyevo, passengers had enough:

According to Fox News's "Fox and Friends," those passengers eventually attacked airport employees.

But with thousands of passengers experiencing similar delays in the U.S. due to this weekend's Northeast snowstorm, ABC News is asking if that unrest could soon pop up here. In fact, the news outlet found that in some ways it already has.

In a piece titled "Lord of the Fliers: Will Anarchy Break Out Among Throngs of Stranded Air Travelers?", ABC details passenger unrest throughout the country. In Cleveland, police were called to maintain order at a gate. In New York and Chicago passengers brawled over seats, with one flier calling it "a bit like 'The Lord of the Flies.'"

"You could feel the tension in the air as passengers who had been stranded since Sunday began to realize today might not be their lucky day," passenger Heather Mikesell told ABC. "When a couple of passengers tried to cut the line, those who were patiently waiting their turn revolted."

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