In the first minutes of 2023, near the Palace Square, the police detained several men who tried to blow up firecrackers, the correspondent reports. “Paper”. We tell how the meeting of the New Year was held in the center of St. Petersburg.

Around 21:00 on the evening of December 31, the police suddenly blocked part of Nevsky Prospekt from Kazanskaya Street to Dvortsovaya. The crowd of walking police officers announced that there was a “survey of the territory” and suggested that they go to Palace Square bypassing.

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When asked about the reason for the overlap in the press service of the city administration “Fontanka” could not answer, redirecting the question to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

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By nightfall, the passage along the Nevsky was opened, but it was possible to get to Palace Square only through the frames and after a thorough manual search. It was impossible to carry liquid and firecrackers, only sparklers.

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Most of the space around the main city spruce was fenced off in two rows. The Christmas tree is surrounded by a double fence. The feeling that you are in a zoo, ”the eyewitness describes.

As a result, the townspeople admired the spruce through the bars and from afar.

In the first minutes of 2023, at least two men blew up firecrackers near Palace Square. The police quickly rounded them up. One man was thrown to the ground.

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The detainees were taken to the bus, where there were already several dozen people – according to one eyewitness, they were detained in the center for lack of registration, as well as when trying to get to Palace Square.

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As a result, the police filled with detainees a bus designed for about 50 people.

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In Moscow on New Year’s Eve restricted entrance to Red Square, Revolution Square and Manezhnaya Square.

On the evening of December 30, Izvestia reportedthat an unknown man was trying to set fire to a spruce on Red Square, he was stopped by the police.