HRANA News Agency – In spite of protests staged by the Friends of Heritage and Cultural Society, three historical sites have been demolished in Yazd. The city of Yazd is known to be an important historical city in the world, only second to Venice in Italy. Yazd is also one of the largest cities build almost entirely out of adobe.
According to a report by the Friends of Heritage and Cultural Society, residents of Yazd’s historic district together with college students studying arts and architecture have demonstrated against the demolition and have asked the authorities to stop the destruction of historical sites.
Previously, on June 18, 2013, Yazd residents and activists also staged another protest to oppose the construction of another shrine in the city’s historic district. The protestors have asked the authorities to stop demolishing historic properties and old houses without their owners consent.