Uruccha protesters threatened with arrest

2012 2012-03-14T17:33:30+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 14 March dwellers of houses in Rusiyanau Street (Uruccha suburb of Minsk) against went out of their houses to protest against the construction of a 19-stored house for riot policemen.

Workers wanted to fence off the construction site, but some cars were parked there. The builders stated they would call an evacuator.

The head of the Pershamaiski District Construction Bureau of Minsk came to the place and brought the documents concerning the building. He told the protesters that everything was done lawfully, but they refused to disperse. Soon there came a police mini-wan. The people were threatened with 15-days of arrest and had to return to their houses. However, they intend to gather again in the evening and discuss the situation.

Bear in mind that the conflict between the dwellers of the houses and the administration of the Pershamaiski District Court of Minsk started in 2005 in connection with the plans to build a 19-stored house for riot policemen in a yard with little space. They also intend to build another house – right on children’s playground.

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