Blackened flag angers Lithuania

  • 1998-07-30
  • Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS – Latvians are the only ethnic brothers of Lithuanians in the world, so they have always been close.But the tension that's been growing between the two nations over the construction of Lithuania's Butinge oil terminal was heightened last week when Latvian greens desecrated a replica of the Lithuanian flag while voicing their opposition to the terminal, outside the Lithuanian Embassy in Riga.The protesters smeared a placard of the Lithuanian flag with black paint to symbolize oil and burned coal on the pavement, staining the embassy building with soot.On July 22, the Latvian Ambassad...
The article you requested can be accessed only by subscribing to the online version of The Baltic Times. If you are already subscribed to The Baltic Times, please authorize yourself.

In case you don't have a subscription yet - please visit our SUBSCRIPTION section