More than 1,000 bikers gather at parliament

  • 2009-11-30
  • TBT Staff

RIGA - More than 1,000 motorcyclists have gathered in from of the Latvian parliament building to hold a protest over a proposed increase to the motorcycle tax, LETA reported.

Parliament has approved an increase of the tax on motorcycles from the current three lats to 24 lats annually.

Protesters placed a motocycle covered in black cloth outside the building - as well as a destroyed car nearby - as part of the demonstration.