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Estonian drivers protesting against the dismantling of the Bronze Soldier

May 1 2007

Drivers of motor vehicles continued on Monday launched a protest against the authorities' actions in connection with the dismantling of the monument to the Soldier-Liberator. At 12 days they have reduced the movement of up to 5 miles per hour and gives a loud signal. The rally lasted about 20 minutes.

Thus, drivers are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Andrus Ansip. This form of protest began Monday. April 30 was paralyzed traffic in downtown and on major highways. In response to such actions of drivers Estonian police threatened to fine the drivers who block traffic on streets and highways.

As noted in the press release Northern Police Prefecture of Estonia, as a slow motion, and signals "on the basis of traffic regulations shall be punished by a fine of up to 3000 euros (about 200 euros). On Monday, police made for such violations 20 of the Protocol.

Recall that a driver's reaction stemmed from the fact that the Government on the initiative of Prime Minister Ansip dismantled a bronze monument to the Soviet Soldier-Liberator, is at the heart of the capital of Estonia, and has begun preparations for the excavation of mass grave to Soviet soldiers who liberated Tallinn from the Nazis.

Reports «Interfax»

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