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People protesting against road construction detained in Zhukovsky

April 22, 2012, 0:12 UTC+3

After repeated requests to disperse, police detained 36 people

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MOSCOW, April 21 (Itar-Tass) —— Police in Zhukovsky, the Moscow Region, detained 36 protesters on Saturday for an attempt to stage an unauthorized action, the head of the press service of the regional police department, Yevgeny Gildeyev, told Itar-Tass.

People gathered for a meeting in Zhukovsky on Saturday, and after the meeting some activists began to incite others to block a road.

After repeated requests to disperse, police detained 36 people. The protesters were taken to a police station. Most likely, police will only talks with them to warn against offenses.

During the unsanctioned meeting, protesters broke some sections of the fence at the construction site and hurt two guards, Gildeyev said.

Earlier, acting Zhukovsky head Stanislav Suknov in a televised interview on local television said that the science city's authorities would make up for the clearing a line in the forest for the road construction by laying out new parks -- thematic, ecological ones and a park of the innovation development zone.

The Tsagovsky forest is located in Zhukovsky between the complex of the Zhukovksy Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute and the Gromov Flight Research Institute. According to the approved project to build the second line of the new access road, trees on 12 hectares will be cut down for the road line. It is less than 10 percent of the total forest area.


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