The works to construct residential houses on the place of the stadium, where the Nazis executed the Jews during the WWII, have begun in the town of Valozhyn.
The press service of the organising committee to create the Belarusian Christian Democracy party notes that it is happening on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus from the German troops, the event celebrated by the authorities on a large scale.
The construction is performed by Triple company owned by pro-Lukashenka oligarch Yury Chyzh. It was announced initially that the issue of construction would be discussed with local residents, but construction workers began drilling works on June 17, BCD coordinator in Valozhyn Heorhi Karzhaneuski says.
According to him, construction workers don't allow him to come close and take photo of them and accuse him of impeding their work.
Besides the fact that the houses are being constructed at the site of mass executions, there's a threat that the construction works may damage the drainage system that was built under the Polish authorities. “They can damage the water vein, and it can cause a flood,” Heorhi Karzhaneuski notes.
“The construction works should be stopped. The topic should be discussed with public,” he says, adding that many local residents are against the construction.