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Picketing in favour of Rechnik took place by the building of the Russian Government

Press Release

January 29, 2010

Today on January 29, 2010, the residents of the bulldozed Rechnik village together with YABLOKO activists organised a mobile picket in the form of automobile race. Since 2-30 p.m. picketing took place by the RF Governments building. YABLOKOs leader Sergei Mitorkhin took place in the action.

The participants of the picket hold a placard running Yes to the amnesty of dachas! and picturing President Medvedev and Prime Minister Putin.

We consider all the developments in Rechnik complete lawlessness, as not only a law on the amnesty of dachas but also a number of other laws make bureaucrats to file property title on land and houses in such cooperatives as Rechnik, Mitrokhin told to journalists. We think that this lawlessness is performed in the interests of bureaucracy and large business which would like to use this territory. The state demonstrates its cynical attitude to the people who with their own labour made money for construction of their private houses on legally purchased plots of land, he added.

This time the police has not interfered with the picketing.

Then the cars by Rechnik residents and cars with YABLOKOs flags headed to Rechnik.

See also:

'Selective justice' in Moscow as houses razed overnight. Reuters. Jan.28, 2010

Rights groups alarmed by use of force while demolishing Rechnik township. Interfax

An Oasis Is No Match for Bulldozers and Bureaucrats. The New York Times.

Human Rights

Press Release

January 26, 2010