In Moscow, the Orthodox came to the Holy Lake in the Kosino-Ukhtomsky district with the intention of preventing the construction of a mosque. According to the project, the religious building should become the largest in Europe.
Local residents are adamantly against the project, as the lake is a holy place for Orthodox believers, Bloknot reports. The townspeople are in no way against the mosque, they are only asking to move the building to another place. The appeal was signed by several thousand people.
“We will be here until we hear the decision that there will be no mosque here,” the Muscovites said.
Today’s spontaneous gathering is not the first. Earlier, security forces had already warned protesters of criminal liability for staging uncoordinated mass actions and inciting ethnic hatred.