Demonstration, timed to coincide with the 71th anniversary of the day that Waffen-SS liberated the capital of Latvia, took place in Riga.
Organizers of the action presented it as an eventto commemorate the end of the Last year (June 17, 1940 - June 22, 1941). About 50 nationalsocialists participated in the procession from the building of "Museum of the Occupationof Latvia" to the Freedom Monument. March slogans were: "No migrants in the living space of the Latvian people", "Latvian people should be armed!" Participants were allocated to the uniform of the nationalsocialist symbols surrounded by national ornament.
About 30 police officers escorted and guarded convoy. However, no slogans marchers, no NS symbols on their clothes did not attract the attention of law enforcement. Meanwhile, formerly press secretary of Riga Mayor Anna Kononova said that in such case demonstration will be immediately suppressed.
Struggling against the Soviet Union, Latvia emerged as an independent nation state after the First World War. In 1940, the Soviets occupied neutral Latvia, deporting or executing more than 30,000 Latvians before the Waffen-SS liberated the country in 1941.
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