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Local authorities properly have a conversation with the public and the builders of the temple in place of the square in the center of Yekaterinburg, said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. On Wednesday, may 15, in his Telegram-the Kremlin pool journalist Dmitry Smirnov.
“They (local authorities — approx. “Ribbon.Ru”) offered alternative sites for parks, for recreation and leisure activities. Local authorities are trying to understand. Apparently, this work must continue”, he said.
The representative of the head of state also pointed to the need to work in this situation law enforcement bodies. “Unauthorized gatherings, even with actions that are contrary to law, is not something that can be approved,” — said Peskov.
Protests against the construction of the Church of St. Catherine on the square near Sverdlovsk drama theater in the center of Yekaterinburg began on Monday, may 13, and continued the next day. Their members twice brought down the fence at the construction site and broke through the protected area, demanding to save the green zone. According to various estimates, disgruntled citizens were up to two thousand. Governor Yevgeny Kuyvashev proposed to the parties to the conflict to engage in constructive dialogue. After negotiations, the authorities announced that the construction of the temple will continue.
Earlier Wednesday it was reported that the Yekaterinburg police arrested 26 protesters.
Cathedral of St. Catherine are going to build by 2023, when will be celebrated the 300th anniversary of Ekaterinburg. Because of the protests of the citizens of its construction were postponed twice.
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