Anniversary rally held without incident

  • 1999-03-11
  • Steven C. Johnson
RIGA - A rally March 3 near the Riga City Council by mostly Russian-speaking pensioners was far less chaotic than a similar event staged exactly one year ago. Organized by the opposition party "For Equal Rights in a United Latvia," the picket was scheduled for March 3 to mark the first anniversary of a similar rally that turned violent when Latvian police used their billy-clubs to disperse the crowd when it refused to clear the street. Armed with photos of a comrade who died shortly after last year's rally, and copies of phone and electricity bills they say they cannot pay, the roughly 1,20...
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