Court rules against controversial campaign ad

  • 2003-09-11
  • TBT staff
RIGA - A court in Riga ruled this week that a campaign advertisement run by theFreedom Party qualified as racial discrimination. The advertisement, whichwas aired on television during the run up to the October 2003 parliamentaryelections, featured two black African musicians who were founding members ofthe popular reggae band Los Amigos.In the ad one of the two men, Piter Mensah, was seen dressed in militaryuniform kissing a Latvian woman in front of the Freedom Monument in downtownRiga as a voice over said, "Today, he defends your country. Tomorrow, hecould be your son-in-law." Mensah and ...
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