Police officers drove on Saturday from the central square of Vladivostok participants of the unauthorized picket against an increase in customs duties on foreign cars, detained, various estimates, from 15 to 22 people with megaphones and posters, there were no injuries.The police officers drove on Saturday from the central square of Vladivostok participants of the unauthorized picket against an increase in customs duties on foreign cars, detained, various estimates, from 15 to 22 people with megaphones and posters, there were no injuries.
January 12, 2009 shall come into force adopted on 10 December 2008 decree of the Russian government to increase import duties on cars and trucks foreign cars.This measure is taken in order to protect domestic producers and foreign companies that produce assemble cars in Russia.
fact the duty on used passenger cars increased twice, on the freight - three.Decision has caused a wave of discontent among motorists Primorye Territory because today more than 90% of cars - t
Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin in an interview with "Kommersant" the protesters called "rogues"."It's rogues some provoke, - said Igor Sechin - A bunch of people there, which is interested in this and organizes ... The real problem lies elsewhere:. People from remote areas can not be at the normal price to buy a domestic car is necessary to ensure access to these people.our cars. "
On the central square of Vladivostok on Saturday brought together more than 500 spontaneous protests, reports RIA "Novosti".More than one and a half hours they stood in silence.In addition, the "Interfax", the protesters waved flags of Russia and Japan.
The posters were not only economic, but also political slogans: "The government - resign", "Putin, fight the oligarchs, not the ordinary people."
People came to the square on Saturday, despite the fact that on the eve of the leaders of public organizations of motorists in Vladivostok Duma deputies, public figures called on the residents of Primorye Territory not participate in unsanctioned pickets and protest actions that could provoke riots and clashes with police.
far from the protesters all the time there were police patrols in bullet-proof vests, who watched the scene without taking any action to stop the unauthorized picket.Then police patrols took protesters ring smashed them excited and steel without clashes displace them from the street.The protesters offered no resistance.Police detained a spontaneous protest initiators.
But action continued.The participants handed out leaflets, which stated that they were protesting against the duties not out of a desire to buy a foreign car, but because hundreds of thousands of people involved in car business, can end up losing their jobs.
December 14 was held in Vladivostok authorized mass protest against the increase of duties on foreign cars.After her graduation in the city initiated some unknown natural pickets were organized.During the event the participants for several hours blocked Nekrasovskiy overpass, through which the two busiest thoroughfares of the city.Motorists also blocked other main transport arteries of the city, blocking them entirely the movement.
Thousands of people in buses, trolley buses, taxis, in their cars have become hostages of an emergency.In extreme working conditions of machines brigade ambulance.Several thousand protesters on their machines have attempted to break into the airport in order to block the runway, but were stopped by rows of police officers who, becoming a living wall, interrupted again.
ATC data of the Primorsky Territory, 26 people were arrested during a protest in Vladivostok and its neighboring city of Artem overlap streets and a gross violation of traffic regulations.Magistrate's Court fined 2000 rubles 15 participants of the protest of motorists in Vladivostok.