Glass wall smashed in attack on Latvia's Museum of Occupation

  • 2023-04-04

RIGA - Around 17 square meters of a glass front wall of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia have been smashed by unidentified attackers, the museum's representative Harita Manina informed LETA.

Law enforcement authorities have opened a probe into the attack on the museum. LETA was told at the State Police that officers were called to the museum on Monday morning after three glass windows of the museum's facade were found to be damaged.  A criminal probe was opened over intentional damaging or destruction of property. 

After several years of renovation, the museum's building was opened to the public in August 2021. The author of the museum's renovation project is Gunars Birkerts, a well-known US architect of Latvian descent. 

The museum's new exhibition, which tells about Latvia's successive occupation by Nazi German forces and the Soviet Union, was unveiled on June 1, 2022.