Six anti-gay protesters get court date in Latvia

  • 2006-08-03
  • TBT Staff
The Riga City Center District Court on Friday will hear cases against six people, who were detained for causing public disturbances during the gay pride festival in Riga on July 22.
The police drew up protocols for petty hooliganism, and the defendants face a fine in the amount of 25-50 lats (35-70 euros) or up to 15 days detention under the Latvian Administrative Offenses Code.
The Center District Court will later have to hear another four administrative cases against anti-gay protesters. One of them is Viktors Birze, leader of the radical National Force Union (NSS).
In co-operation with BNS