At the October 18 protests at Parliament I was told to f#$@ off and go home by parliamentarian Nikolajs Kabanovs (hand gestures included). See www.apollo.lv/portal/news/articles/111414.
It seems that a protest sign in Russian rather than in English is more acceptable to him. But if we have to rely on this sort of person to vote for a bill to allow us first generation exiles the right for Latvian citizenship then we are in trouble. I have lived in Latvia for six years, I have three companies that employ 15 people and I founded the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia. But I do not have the right to vote in Latvia or the right to reconnect to Latvia as my father and grandparents desired. We must find a way to push this issue so we can get our justice