Last Wednesday, I was in Riga to monitor and protest against a march by Latvian SS veterans and their supporters through the centre of the Latvian capital, to mark the date (March 16) that both Latvian Waffen-SS units fought side by side with Nazi troops against the Soviet Red Army. This is an annual event, which seeks to honour these soldiers who are portrayed by their supporters and sympathisers as “freedom fighters” who fought to achieve Latvian independence, and whose sacrifices on the battlefield against the Soviets in World War Two helped pave the way for Latvia to regain ...
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