New ways to prevent protests in Kastrychnitskaya Square
At present one can come to Kastrychnitskaya Square quite easy. There are no police cordons. During the presidential elections’2006 the square was turned into a skating rink. This time eight decorative constructions have been put there. They occupy one third of the square’s territory. The constructions consist of iron columns with flowerpots on the top and improvised flowerbed on the bottom. Now the center of the square is a large decorative flowerbed, and two other flowerbeds stand in a small distance from the first one.
There are also many riot policemen, who watch the people who come to the square. A bus with and six cars with riot police stand in the yard near the Tsentralny supermarket. Another bus stands in Yakub Kolas Square.