Display of Soviet, Nazi symbols outlawed

  • 2013-06-26
  • Staff and wire reports
RIGA - Latvia’s parliament on June 20 voted to ban the display of Soviet and Nazi symbols, including anthems, swastikas, and the hammer and sickle, at public events.The bill passed with 56 votes for, and none against, though 44 MPs abstained or were absent.“This [amendment] closes a legal loophole [in the law] where such symbols could have been displayed openly, such as at open air concerts and cinema events,” said Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry of Defense Veiko Spolitis to TBT, adding that “One cannot prevent radicalization of [elements of] societ...
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