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 Kyivites block road in protest against mall construction outside Heroiv Dnipra metro station. VIDEO

People living near Heroiv Dnipra metro station in Ukraine's capital city staged a protest against the construction of a shopping and entertainment center.

Censor.NET reports citing 112 Ukraine.

The protesters have blocked the road.


Video by Serhii Hrishyn

As previously reported, the construction of the mall began in July this year. A piece of land near the road was fenced and construction equipment was brought inside. Initially, the public was informed about soil reinforcement works in the area. In early August, a building design of the mall appeared next to the announcement about soil reinforcement at the Heroiv Dnipra metro station entrance.

On Wednesday morning, Sept. 7, one of the metro station entrances was torn down to make way for the construction of the mall. During the demolition, the station ceiling above one of the tracks was damaged. After that, a large crack appeared in the floor.

The locals actively oppose the construction of the mall and intend to impede the works at the station entrance. They have handed down a warning notice to representatives of the developer, promising to launch an indefinite protest, and organized around-the-clock duty near the construction site.
 
 
 
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