Around 100 people gathered in Lielie Kapi Cemetery to honour the memory of prominent Latvian folklorists and public figures Krisjanis Barons and Fricis Brivzemnieks and at the same time protest Riga Local Authority’s plan to construct a tram line along Sencu Street running through the historical cemetery, BNS learned. The gathering at the cemetery was different from conventional public protests in that those who had come with placards denouncing the city council’s project, which has already been dubbed “Graveyard Tram,” focused primarily on honouring Barons and Brivz...
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