Oil project taxes Latvian-Lithuanian relations: Environmental activists protest at Lithuanian Embassy in Riga

  • 1998-07-30
  • Daniel Silva
RIGA - Events at a protest in Riga last week against Lithuania's on-going construction of an oil terminal a kilometer and a half from the Latvian border have increased tensions between the two nations.Approximately 50 environmental activists marched to the Lithuanian Embassy July 21, some of them dressed only in a bathing suit and covered in a black substance representing oil. The protesters imitated birds dying in a polluted Baltic Sea following an oil spill in order to dramatize the dangers they believe the Lithuanian project at Butinge presents.The president of the Environmental Protecti...
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