Court refuses to ban mass rallies on Kulikovo Field in Odessa

From Fort Russ

Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
27th April, 2016
 
The Odessa district administrative court rejected the claim of the Executive Committee of the Odessa City Council for a ban on holding mass rallies on Kulikovo field in the period from 1st to 10th May. This was stated by the press service of the court, reported 112 Ukraineon April 27th.
It was noted that the Executive Committee demanded to forbid meetings, demonstrations, and other peaceful actions, as well as other activities dedicated to the memory of those killed on May 2nd from taking place during this time on Kulikovo field.
The Executive Committee argued that the holding of such events is unsafe, as they will “attract the attention of a large number of radical individuals who have a contrary civil position”.
However, the court did not consider these arguments to be persuasive enough since the public organization had not notified the Executive Committee of the intention to hold events on Kulikovo field during this period.
A lone organization (“Automaidan-Odessa”) announced that it plans to spend these days on Kulikovo field for the military-patriotic education of the youth, during which they wish to use replica guns and fireworks, but the court did not grant the organization permission.

Military equipment brought to Kulikovo Field in Odessa to stop Victory Day celebrations

Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
30th April, 2016
 
Order in Odessa will be protected by up to 5,000 National Guard.
On Saturday morning, April 30th, security forces and military equipment lined up on Kulikovo field in Odessa, reported  the local media.
As a reminder, from 30th April to 10th May, the entire staff of the police of the Odessa garrison was converted to enhanced mode. The police will be deployed for the protection of public order in all parts of the city.
Earlier, the acting chief of national police region, Giorgi Lortkipanidze said that entrance to Kulikovo field in Odessa on May 2nd will only be possible through metal detectors.
According to Saakashvili, President Petro Poroshenko instructed the head of the National police and the chief of the National guard in Odessa to bring in additional units of up to 1,000 people.
As a reminder, the Odessa district administrative court satisfied the claim of the Executive Committee of the Odessa City Council for a ban on holding mass events on Kulikovo field in the period from 1st to 10th May.

http://www.fort-russ.com/2016/04/military-equipment-brought-to-kulikovo.html