Three people detained so far during Victory Day events

  • 2007-05-09
  • By TBT staff
RIGA - Although some conflicts were reported from Riga's Victory Park this morning, the WWII Victory Day celebration continues relatively peacefully.
Over a thousand people have already gathered at the Victory Monument to celebrate defeat of Nazism.
However, police detained three people for attempts to cause public disorder.
One of the detained is a man who attempted to trigger confrontation with the activists of Latvia's radical National Force Union.
The NSS activists arrived at the monument at around 9.30 a.m. to lay a barbed wire wreath by the Soviet-era monument where Russian-speaking people traditionally gather on May 9 to celebrate the victory in the World War II.
Representatives of the Latvian Anti-Fascist Committee did not let the NSS activists approach the monument and one of them snatched a poster out of an NSS activist's hands. The attacker was immediately detained.