In St. Petersburg, protesters marched a circle around St. Isaac’s Cathedral

In St. Petersburg in the form of a meeting of deputies with voters was held to protest against the St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Russian Orthodox Church. Prior to that, the Cathedral held a procession in support of the transfer of the temple

In St. Petersburg held a protest against the Saint Isaac’s Cathedral Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), passes “Fontanka”. The event was held in the form of a meeting of deputies of Legislative Assembly with electors.

To the audience, standing on benches, were made by parliamentarians Boris Vishnevsky and Maxim Reznik. They said that they will seek a referendum on two issues — the transfer of the temple, as well as confidence in the Governor Georgy Poltavchenko.

Then the participants — after the call of the organizers — were built in a ring around the temple. They chanted: “Museum, Museum, Petersburg, Petersburg!” and began to dance with everyone. After that, some of the protesters entered the building of the temple through the entrance for the faithful, and the part went to the Park near the Cathedral where the meeting with the deputies of the legislative Assembly continued.

Wisniewski announced that the deputies have “ten days” to hold another event in the form of meeting with voters. February 8, the legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg adopted a bill equating a meeting of deputies with voters to rally. Now it must be signed by the Governor, and the document will come into force 10 days after official publication.

According to journalists, writes “Fontanka”, in the square near the Cathedral gathered more than a thousand people. The congregation, according to the newspaper, estimate the number present in three thousand people. The police are holding the stock do not interfere.

Party pickets during the procession around St. Isaac’s Cathedral

Photo: Peter Kovalev / TASS

Informed by St. Isaac’s Cathedral after the divine Liturgy, held a procession in support of the transfer of the Church of the ROC. The participants formed a column and marched with banners around the Church.

Tried during the procession to hold a solitary picket of the priest of the Association of Christian Eucharistic common Alexandra Khmeleva detained. In his hands was a poster with the words: “But God is not in the hands of the living temple (Acts 7:49). Museum — city!”

The participants in the procession around St. Isaac’s Cathedral

Photo: Peter Kovalev / TASS

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