The practice of land reclamation was defended in 1992 in Alushta from an attack of special police forces Not only has the defence resulted in open confrontation with the authorities, who have attempted to take the lands away, but also to subsequent squatting of lower floors of the Parliament building in Simferopol and demands to release those Crimean Tatars, who were arrested during the confrontation. All twenty-six of the arrested Crimean Tatars were released in light of the pressures applied by thousands of protesters.




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Protest mobilisation