Pskov authorities explained the decision to postpone “Hyde Park”

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Pskov authorities commented on the reason for the ban on holding public actions in the city centre. This is stated in the statement of the state control of communications and mass communications of the region, arrived in edition “” on Wednesday, January 25.

It is noted that the authorities have taken this step in connection with “numerous requests from the public.” In the areas adjacent to the monuments of the Holy equal to the apostles Grand Duchess Olga and the Russian poet A. S. Pushkin, was held the long pickets with the use of banner designs, making it difficult for visits to cultural facilities for local residents and tourists.

The area designated for holding mass actions, was moved to the Park 60-letiya Oktyabrya, located at the intersection of the Riga Avenue and Gorkogo street. “The new designated place to Pskov and the Pskov area fully meets the requirements of the Federal law of 19.06.2004 № 54-FZ “On assemblies, rallies, demonstrations, processions and picketing”. The reduction in the number and transfer of special places in Pskov does not entail infringement of the rights of citizens to Express their opinions on current political and other socially relevant issues,” — said in a statement.

The regional administration has banned public rallies in the centre of Pskov, starting from 19 January. The corresponding decree was published on the site “legal acts of the Pskov region”. In addition, according to the document, the number of so-called “Hyde parks” in the city decreased from two to one.

At the end of 2016 in Pskov on allowed for mass protests sites, two meetings were held demanding the resignation of the head of the region Andrey Turchak. At the initiative of regional branch of party “Fair Russia” has begun collecting signatures for his early retirement. However, since January 19, the area for the pickets was obstructed by the vehicles of public utilities.

At the end of November of the same year on the website was a petition demanding the resignation of Turchak. She scored more than 60 thousand signatures. In the petition to the Governor blames the socio-economic problems of the region.

Andrey Turchak, heads the Pskov region from February 2009.