Three Ural resident handcuffed himself near the landfill in protest against the disposal of municipal solid waste
The organizers said that “we decided on this action because the President of the Russian Federation declared the Year of ecology, and here the law is violated”.
YEKATERINBURG, September 16. /TASS/. Three residents of the Sverdlovsk region on Saturday, handcuffed themselves to the entrance to an unauthorized dump, which had previously been closed by the court. Thus the Urals protest against the illegal storage of solid household waste (MSW) in the region, reports the correspondent of TASS. Inconsistent with the local authorities the action is in 12 km from Ekaterinburg, which involves five people.
We decided on this action because the President of the Russian Federation declared the Year of ecology, and here the law is violated. Dump unauthorized, was a court decision about its closure, but it still continues to function. We try to stop it. Our main goal is to draw attention to such small unauthorized dumps, because dozens of them, I’m sure.Andriy Shevchenko
According to him, despite the fact that the dump was closed by the court, the owners re-opened it.
“We don’t know who the hosts are unable to communicate with them”, — he said.
The landfill security guard tries to disperse the protesters. According to the man, who refused to identify himself, the dump is closed and its restoration. However, people do not want to take off the handcuffs as long as the landfill is not completely closed.
TASS does not yet have a review of the administration of Yekaterinburg and law enforcement agencies about the situation.