Gorky Park

reported by activists in Ukraine (photo from 057.ua):

"In the night of 28.08.2011 3 wheeled loaders were torched in Gorky Park (Kharkov, Ukraine). The incident is reported by local municipal authorities. Police and firefighter brigades have been at work on the scene since morning. Firefighters announced that vehicles were "intentionally put to fire".

Chief engineer of Gorky Park, Oleg Grinenko, mentioned that loaders had just started their work in park. The belonged to a subcontractor whose task was to provide for new road infrastructure. One of the destroyed loader's market price was estimated as $60 000.

Since the beginning of work construction on may 2011 (road is supposed to cut through the biggest park in the city), the construction site saw numerous ecotage actions, expropriations of construction equipment and mass protests."