Kysuce inhabitants block busy road in protest

The blockade caused traffic collapse.

(Source: Milo Fabian, SITA)

More than one hundred inhabitants of the Kysuce region protested against the postponement of the D3 highway construction announced by the government. They walked across a pedestrian crossing on a frequently used road in Povina and stopped the traffic for 15 minutes. However, they kept the road accessible for rescue vehicles and three ambulances went by at the time of the blockade.

“We don’t want to wait for years more. Roads are needed everywhere but especially where they are unfinished,” said the head of the petition committee Ľubomír Janoška, as quoted by nasekysuce.sk.

He said that the reason for the blockade is also for future generations.

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“The inhabitants of Kysuce don’t know how to protest. Hundreds year ago, they left for the USA. Fifty years ago, they left for Ostrava and its surroundings. Today they are still leaving to go abroad but we want them to stay,” explained Janoška for nasekysuce.sk, adding that finishing the highway would also help Žilina.

The village of Povina is on the main road between Žilina and Čadca and is also used by many people heading through Slovakia to Poland.

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