Leftist party organizes new March 3 rally

  • 1999-03-04
RIGA (BNS) - Members of the left-wing party "For Human Rights in a United Latvia" have received permission to stage a rally outside the Riga City Council building March 3 to commemorate a similar event that turned violent last year.Last year mostly Russian-speaking pensioners gathered outside the City Hall to protest their low standard of living. When they refused to clear the main road some police used force to move the protesters to the sidewalks.The incident was televised on Russian TV and began a chilling of relations between Latvia and Russia, giving the latter the opportunity to accus...
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