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A protest against Soviet occupation in Riga

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Date: 2017-05-09 20:01:25
Place: Riga, Latvia
Duration: 2:3

Event description

A picket took place in center of Riga, not far from place where the Victory day is celebrated. Participants protested against the Victory day celebrations. As they said, the purpose of rally is to remind the consequences of the Second World War and Soviet occupation of Latvia. Such event held for the first time. There were 40 participants. They held posters with the inscriptions "Communism is the bloodiest ideology of all time", "Then - Stalin, now - Putin", "Not our victory". An incident occurred during the event. One of the picketers rudely tore of the St. George ribbon from one of the photographers. Municipal police detained both participants of the incident for further investigation.

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Janis
participant

01:44-02:03 (LV) With this protest action we want to show our thinking about soviet occupatin celebrating, wich going on near occupations monument. Latvians was the victims in this war.


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