Integration monitor

Integration monitor is a daily Latvian press digest on ethnic minority and society integration issues. The Monitor reviews the biggest Latvian dailies: Diena, Latvijas Avize, Neatkariga (in Latvian language), Vesti Segodnya (in Russian language). In specific cases other information sources are used. Latvian Centre for Human Rights is not responsible for information published by the media.

marts 17, 2014

  • Unofficial commemoration of Latvian Waffen SS legionnaires took place without major incidents 

Newspapers report that the unofficial public events commemorating Latvian Waffen SS legionnaires took place without major incidents. About 2000 persons participated in the procession amid the plentiful presence of law enforcement personnel, including Border Guards and the Police boat patrol. "World without Nazism" protesters shouted at the participants of the procession, yet unlike the previous year, there were no incidents. Some politicians participated in the commemoration procession, including the MPs Raivis Dzintars, Janis Dombrava, Imants Paradnieks, Vineta Porina, Inara Murniece, member of Riga City Council Aleksandrs Kirsteins, as well as former Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development Einars Cilinskis who has recently been dismissed from this post due to his announced decision to take part in the procession just like he participated during all previous years. Altogether, 7 individuals were detained for petty violations. Diena, Latvijas Avize, Neatkariga, Vesti Segodnya 

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