Referred to as “hyde parks,” in reference to the central London park that was once known for lively political assembly and discussion, St. Petersburg’s special status venues first appeared in 2012.

The city’s resolution removing the Field of Mars from the list of designated free assembly zones was by St. Petersburg governor on Monday, the Interfax news agency reported on Monday.

According to the city’s ‘hyde park’ regulations, citizens can hold a public event at the locations simply by notifying city hall, without requesting or waiting for official permission. After City Hall’s decision, four free assembly zones in St. Petersburg remain.