Thousands of demonstrators Wednesday in Yekaterinburg, Russia’s fourth most populous city, were building a cathedral in a park location.
According to official data, the riot police arrested 33 people at night in an anti-temple but officially unauthorized demonstration. Last night, 26 people were stationed and three protesters had to be taken to hospital for injuries in the clashes.
The court ordered the arrest of 21 protesters on Thursday.
In the demonstrations that started on Monday, the number of participants increased. The protesters, many of whom arrived from other cities, dropped the iron grating around the site of the construction, which was replaced by a concrete wall fence over the last two days.
The rebuilding of the Russian Catholic Orthodox Church, named after Saint Catherine, is encouraged by the government of Yekaterinburg and two local large companies to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the city, to be celebrated in 2023. The protesters insist that the green island be preserved in the center of Oct October, with a population of one and a half million.
The moods were not disrupted by the fact that the city and county leadership offered the landscaping of several other areas instead of the space dedicated to church building. In addition, local authorities have announced that trees will be moved to other locations in Yekaterinburg from the site.
Dmitry Peszkov, Kremlin spokesman, stamped the demonstration on Wednesday, but said he was not going to intervene. He commended the actions of the local authorities.
In order to rebuild the 66-meter-high church destroyed in 1930 not in its original location but in a landscaped area close to it, the municipality decided in September last year, according to the HCLU, “taking into account the opinion of the local population and observing the relevant provisions “. According to the Interfax news agency, local leadership has rejected the initiative to issue a referendum on the matter.
He became the venue for the clash of liberal and orthodox values, the industrial town east of the Ural Mountains, for example, the Bolsheviks murdered their last tomb in their family home in 1918, II. Miklos. From here, the first Russian President Boris Yeltsin started his national political career. Opposition politician Yevgeny Rojzman stood at the head of the city between 2013 and 2018.