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Riga: Latvian SS Legion veterans prevented from marching

March 17 2006

Yesterday, despite the ban of the authorities in Riga center gathered about three hundred supporters of the far-right organizations. They had planned a march in memory of the Latvian SS legionnaires.

Town Hall Square appeared members of the Latvian ultra-right organizations and the Union Club 415 national power. They planned to go to the main monument of the country - the Freedom Monument. However, the police barred the way the participants of the procession. Unable to pass along the planned route, the members of nationalist organizations remained in the city center chanting patriotic songs.

Total number of different sources, have been detained from 60 to 80 people, among them - the organizers of the march, reports "Echo of Moscow".

Recall that in Latvia on March 16 called Day of Remembrance for foreign players. Veterans of the SS are marching in Riga. At this time, the authorities banned the march.

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