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The public
activists have picked up garbage, organized classes and art events as part of
their protests against plans that would turn the historical building into the
city’s newest trade and office center.

It looks to
be an uphill battle.

The
government has excluded Hostynny Dvir from a list of architectural landmarks,
with parliament sanctioning privatization. After a private company with
offshore roots presented a multimillion-dollar reconstruction project,
volunteers do not dare leave their vigil to preserve what they describe as a
rare cultural public space.

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