After heated discussions and protests, Vilnius' City Council decided on July 24 to rename a small street in central Vilnius named after Kazys Skirpa, a controversial 20th-century Lithuanian diplomat and military officer, due to his declared anti-Semitic views. The decision to change the name of Kazio Skirpos Aleja at the foot of the capital's landmark Gediminas Hill to Trispalves Aleja angered opponents who emphasise Skirpa's role in the fight for Lithuanian independence.
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