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March 17, 2012 10:00 am

Heavy Police Presence Keeps Latvian Nazi March in Control

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Riga, Latvia. Photo: wiki commons.

EJP – Latvian veterans who fought on Nazi Germany’s side against the Soviets in World War II paraded in the Baltic state’s capital Friday, amid a heavy police presence and low-key counter-demonstrations.

Around 1,500 people took part in the controversial parade through Riga’s Old Town, police said.

Just three arrests were made for aggressive behaviour and the display of “banned symbols” — the Nazi swastika and Soviet hammer and sickle.

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