The video shows how a tractor driver breaks with a scoop a window in a mobile shop and attempts to demolish a storefront. In the meantime, the police officers were silently watching what was going on.
Answering the eyewitnesses’ questions - why the police did not lead the people out, one of the law enforcement officials said he personally warned the store staff and its visitors of demolition.
The demolition of shopping stores in the capital of Russia has started Tuesday night. The decision to pull down 104 objects was taken by the Government of Moscow citing the decree "On measures to ensure the demolition of unauthorized buildings in certain regions of Moscow." Many entrepreneurs claim that such actions by authorities are illegal providing won lawsuits as evidence prohibiting demolition.