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Rally in defense of Baikal gathered three thousand people in Irkutsk - EastRussia | Far East

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Rally in defense of Baikal gathered three thousand people in Irkutsk

In Irkutsk, a rally was held in defense of Baikal and against the construction of a plant on the lake. About three thousand people took part in the protest action.

As the RBC referring to Denis Bukalov, the head of the public organization Ecoprotection 365, the organizers read the resolution following the results of the rally. During the week there will be a collection of signatures with an appeal to the president on problems relating to Baikal. Rallies in defense of the unique lake were also held in Ulag-Ude, Moscow and a number of other Russian cities, as well as in neighboring countries.

The meetings were organized, including against the construction of a plant for bottling Baikal water, which began in January of this year. Recently, the environmental prosecutor's office said that the construction affects a unique swamp, where rare birds stop during the flight. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said he would give instructions check plant under construction for compliance with environmental standards. By court decision from March 15 construction suspended until the elimination of violations.