At the opening of the monument to Metropolitan Sheptytsky on the square near the Cathedral of St. George (St.Jura) arrived about twenty-five thousand pilgrims. Among the honored guests the event was attended by the Head of the State Petro Poroshenko, respectively, in the city were conducted increased security measures. Activists of social formation "Community Development" together with police officers carried out the activities for ensuring public order with the purpose of prevention of emergency situations during the opening of the monument in the square of St. Jura.
Also on this day the Head of State took part in the solemn Academy in honor of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Metropolitan Sheptytsky, which was held in Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Solomiya Krushelnytska. On the square in front of the theater gathered citizens who wanted to meet the President. The guarantor has kindly greeted people and shook hands with everyone. Activists of the organization together with the police kept order during the meeting of the President with the people.
"Fear of possible provocations in connection with the arrival of the President, the police worked in the strengthened mode. Also, there was the risk that in the crowd may start a crush, but fortunately, despite the extremely large number of people this day, the festivities passed peacefully", - says the member of SF "Community Development" Jaroslav Viytovych.