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March to commemorate WAFFEN SS in Riga

Around 200 demonstrators carried the national flags of Latvia and Ukraine, as well as flowers that were laid at the foot of the Freedom Monument in the city center.

There were some counter protesters, but they didn’t interfere and instead silently observed the procession.

Among them was a woman who became famous on social media in recent days for carrying a bag with a huge letter “Z,” a symbol of the ongoing Russian military operation in Ukraine.

The woman was eventually approached by officers and driven away in a service car, with police saying it was the only arrest at the event.

On March 16, the Latvian Anti-Nazi Committee usually holds counter-events as well. This year, Riga City Council did not approve the application of the Latvian Anti-Nazi Committee to hold a demonstration.

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