Thousands protest against woningplan Moscow

Thousands protest against woningplan Moscow

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Thousands of Muscovites have Sunday in the southwest of the Russian capital to protest against plans to millions of citizens to mean re-housing. They would of cheap apartment buildings from the Soviet era need to move to a new building.

A witness told Reuters news agency that about five thousand people at the protest participated.

According to the estimates of organizers, demonstrated on may 14, another sixty thousand people against the sloopplannen. The police called when a number of eight thousand protestors, although that estimate was related to a smaller area.

In the bill for the renovation and demolition is a part of the residents to modern flats have to move. That has the concerns about property rights, fueled, after a year in the authorities with bulldozers already straatkiosken with the soil they had.

The residents of Moscow are also concerned about the location and the quality of the planned new accommodation, lack of services and infrastructure, and about the threat of redevelopment for the historic face of the Russian capital.

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