On 31st May, a group of several dozen residents of Dzerzhinsky district of Perm city protested against the construction of a mosque on the street Krylov, 36-in near the central market. They said they oppose an expected influx of migrants upon its completion.
“We are against the construction of a mosque in our neighborhood. Our houses are located between the two markets – the central and the so-called “Chinese”. In the vicinity of these markets it is planned construction of a mosque, which will inevitably lead to the creation of the Muslim enclave on the territory of Dzerzhinsky district. As practice shows, including European countries, such enclaves become a source of threat to the public, “- said in the written appeal, which was signed by about 50 people & delivered to the city administration.
One of the protesting locals was quoted as saying “The possible emergence of a mosque raises serious concerns, because it will be the center of attraction for migrants. Look at what is happening all over Europe, some riots! And why build a mosque want again in the center of the city – really no other place in Perm “?